The Crater Rim Chardonnay 2018

A true expression of Chardonnay from the iconic Crater Rim brand, this renown buttery Chardonnay is at the best market price. Chardy lover’s rejoice!

This is a rich and textural Chardonnay balanced by ripe acidity. 

Sourced from an estate vineyard in the Waipara Valley, the fruits are hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed before fermentation in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Aged on lees in Barrels for 15 months. 

5 Stars, 94/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Gorgeously fruited and impressively composed, the inviting bouquet shows apricot, mango, lemon peel and cedar characters with hints of brioche and vanilla pod. The palate delivers excellent concentration and weight, superbly complemented by velvety texture and multi-layered mouthfeel."

13.5% abv.

The Crater Rim Ltd is a family-owned boutique winery situated in the rolling hills of Waipara, in the South Island of New Zealand. They grow, make and market limited quantities of terroir-specific wines produced from their own two vineyards and contracted sites in the Canterbury sub-regions of Waipara, Omihi and Banks Peninsula and in Central Otago. 

These sites have been carefully selected for their particular mix of varietal, topography, soil and microclimate – creating high quality, site-specific wines of individual character and drinkability.  The Crater Rim manage their own vineyards and work closely with each grower to ensure that vines are cropped low and managed sustainably, guaranteeing the best quality fruit possible from each vineyard site.  The result is exceptional wines from exceptional regions.

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