The Darling Chardonnay 2013

This wine has been made in an old-world style with minimal intervention. It is soft with great texture and has flavors of citrus, melon, white peach and a touch of flint. A refined mid-palate, with great length of flavor. Drink through to 2018.

$26.00

"Chardonnay has a thousand different faces, and this one is out of left field, like an obscure film festival movie. The flinty mineral sulphide layer engages you aromatically and engages you on the palate. It has a lot less oak, and a lot more personality." - Cameron Douglas (MS)

 

5%
(light)
14%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
6.8
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.33
6.0
(flat)

pH

45° F
(chilled)
50°
65° F
(room)

Serving Temp

0
years
10
10+
years

Cellaring

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were picked in late April. They were lightly crushed and pressed while still cold, retaining their pure flavors. The wine was fermented in oak allowing subtle texture and complexity to be added. Natural yeast fermented the wine slowly to keep the softness and texture of the wine. It was aged on lees in oak with minimal intervention.

Vintage
2013
Variety
Chardonnay
Color
White
Region
Marlborough
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750