Gibbston Valley China Terrace Bendigo Single Vineyard Chardonnay (2019)

Here's more evidence that Central Otago has great Chardonnay potential. The 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown, at 320 metres above sea level, and fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques and puncheons (20 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, citrusy bouquet, it is a very fresh and vibrant, slightly Chablis-like wine, with citrusy, gently biscuity flavours, showing very good complexity, and finely balanced acidity. A classy young wine, it should be at its best 2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $42 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2022

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