Pask Declaration Chardonnay 2016

A rich and complex Chardonnay showing depth, structure and elegance. Typical characters, complex yeast autolysis notes and French oak. Beautiful Chardonnay with excellent ageing ability.

Golden straw colour. Ripe nectarine and butterscotch aromas. On the palete there is a lovely balance of grapefruit, yeast autolysis and toasty oak flavors. A beautiful Chardonnay with excellent aging ability.

11 months in new French oak. 13% abv. Gimblett Gravels.

Gold NZ International Wine Show - 2019

18.5/20  Drinksbiz, Chardonnay Rules by Joelle Thomson - June/July 2020

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper’s Wine Buyer’s Guide - 2020

94 Points Cameron Douglas “The Shout” - 2019

Silver Decanter World Wine Awards - 2019

Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition - 2019

Silver / 92 Points  International Wine Challenge - 2019

The 2016 growing season saw a number of frost events, all well mitigated. Early shoot thinning resulted in balanced canopies and crop levels. The season had a slow start, followed by a particularly warm summer and autumn period. Humidity needed to be monitored closely. A vintage which required good management, was well rewarded.

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