Squawking Magpie Counting Crows Chardonnay 2015

Bright, light golden-hued yellow color. This has a full, broad and bold nose of ripe tropical fruit intermingling with savory citrus fruits and yellow stonefruits, melded with layers of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, lifted fermentation esters and buttery and butterscotch-like MLF.

$36.75

"This is the wine to reach for on Friday evening after a long hard week. Large glass and a piece of aged gruyere." - Cameron Douglas (MS).

 

5%
(light)
13.9%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
5.8
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

0
months
24
24
months

Oak Aging

45° F
(chilled)
50°
65° F
(room)

Serving Temp

Winemaker's Notes

This is a single vineyard barrel aged Chardonnay from the Alluvialle soils of Hawke's Bay. Hand selected fruit with 12 months maturation in new and one-year-old French oak, the wine is beautifully textured, full-bodied with butterscotch and spicy oak flavors. Displaying mineral tones from the Terroir, this wine has a delightful and very long finish. 100% Malolactic, single vineyard, hand selected Clone 95 and Mendoza. Barrel fermented and barrel aged 30% new and 70% one-year-old French Oak.

Vintage
2015
Variety
Chardonnay
Color
White
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
70ml