Greystone Erin's Waipara Valley North Canterbury Chardonnay (2020)

Greystone views Chardonnay as 'the finest white wine variety'. Grown on steep, north-facing limestone slopes, this wine is hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts, given a full, softening malolactic fermentation, and matured in French oak casks (partly new). The very ageworthy 2020 vintage (5*) is bright, pale gold, with a highly fragrant bouquet. Mouthfilling, it is notably concentrated, with rich, youthful stonefruit and toasty oak flavours, fresh acidity, and a complex, very savoury, lasting finish. Best drinking 2025+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $99 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2025

Reviewed July 2022

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