Steeped in the historic legacy of the pioneering Bill Irwin and his son Denis, Matawhero have just released a superb tribute to them in the form of this limited release, barrel fermented Chardonnay, destined to be made only from the finest vintages. The premium, perfectly ripened fruit is from the famed Tietjen vineyard. Indigenous yeasts from the vineyard are utilised and fermentation is in a combination of American and Hungarian oak barriques. A full malolactic and 10 months sur lie prior to careful fining and bottling complete the process. A complex medley of peach and melon characters are overlaid with toasty oak in this vibrantly ripe, opulent and textural future classic.
VINTAGE | 2016
VOLUME | 750ml
FOOD MATCH | Light Poultry and Cheese
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