MIDDLE-EARTH Chardonnay 2018

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23,87 CHF pro Liter

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Product.Nr. 1701ch

A great everyday Chardonnay. Made from 21 old vines in Nelson.  Lovely aromas of citrus and peach mingle with nuts.

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MIDDLE-EARTH Chardonnay 2018

Reviews and Accolades

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019New Zealand International Wine Show 2019: Silver. 


Tasting note

It is star bright and pale straw in colour. Varietal fruit characters of citrus and peach can still be seen in the wine, whilst secondary (ferment and time in oak) characters are subtle on the nose and palate. Medium bodied with a juicy acidity the wine has a finesse that lends it to fly solo as an aperitif, or to suit contemporary bean or nut-based dishes. Alternatively, it would pair beautifully with seafood, cold meats and salad.

Varietal: Chardonnay

Aromas and flavours:



Additional information


Alcohol: 13.5%

Vineyard: Lord Rutherford, Nelson, New Zealand

Wine style: dry

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulphites

Cellaring potential: 2022

Closure: Screwcap

Winemaking: Predominately Mendoza the fruit for this Chardonnay was harvested early morning of the 19th March 2018. The juice was allowed to settle overnight and the next morning the lightly clarified juice was racked off the heaviest of juice solids to a stainless-steel ferment tank. Here it was inoculated with a Chardonnay yeast isolated in Burgundy and chosen for its ability to "reveal the typicity of the grands terroirs of Chardonnay: fresh almond and hazelnut, toasted bread and citrus fruits". A cool but steady ferment was managed in tank. Once the wine was nearing dryness approximately half the volume was transferred with only fine yeast lees to Tonneleir Rousseau Hogs Heads, the other half to a small tank where it remained unoaked but was gentled stirred on lees once a month. Likewise, the Hogs Heads were stirred once a month until the month of December when we began to ready ourselves for January’s bottling. The tank and oaked components were blended a week prior to Christmas and the wine stabilized, it was gently filtered to achieve its beautiful star bright appearance and slipped into bottle on the 8th January 2019.

Produced and bottled by: Winelord Ltd., 97 Livingston Road, Brightwater, PO Box 792, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

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