2013 Plantagenet Estate Chardonnay

Rich and long with nice acidity and a light touch of vanilla oak, hints of biscuit, marzipan, and orange citrus. Fabulous with so many foods including sauteed or grilled fish, chicken salad, cassoulet, herb sauces with citrus, and hard cheeses.

95 JH

2013 Plantagenet Estate Chardonnay


as part of a mixed case.

4+ bottles available.

8 bottles available for Same Day Shipping

Winemaker's Notes
"Lemon, quince and nectarine fruits integrate beautifully with winemaking derived aromas to impart a creamy, vanilla custard note with a dash of almond meal. A supple, lithe palate with a fine core of acid, loads of mouth filling texture adding dimension to the vibrant fruit notes. A harmonious wine with a clean finish and delicious lingering flavours."

Technical Notes
"All Chardonnay fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed with the aim of producing clean, clear juice and minimizing phenolic extraction. The juice was then fermented in barrel with indigenous yeast strains for additional complexity and palate texture. Malolactic fermentation is discouraged to retain the purity of fruit and vibrant acidity, while maturation in 25% new French oak for 9 months with regular lees stirring provides great palate texture. 13.5% alc."
James Halliday
"95 pts ... Estate-grown, wild yeast-fermented in French barriques with extended lees contact. Full of character and vitality; grapefruit and white peach figure skate with each other, the line perfect, the length admirable thanks in no small measure to minerally acidity. Drink through 2023."