Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Terraces Chardonnay (2021)

Still very youthful, the powerful 2021 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and hand-picked in the Terraces Vineyard, in the Tuki Tuki Valley, Hawke's Bay, and fermented and lees-aged for 11 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, with a fragrant, smoky bouquet, it is mouthfilling and vigorous, with concentrated, peachy, citrusy flavours, seasoned with toasty oak, fresh acidity and a tightly structured, long finish. Best drinking mid-2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $100 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed November 2022

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