2008 Huia Chardonnay
The 2008 Chardonnay is estate grown on the Huia Home
block vineyard. This vineyard was planted in 1995 has a
range of soil types from sandy to very stony alluvial silts.
A sunny and warm growing season ripened the grapes and
these were hand-picked on the 22nd March. Once des-
stemmed, crushed and lightly settled they were racked off
lees for fermentation. A long native yeast fermentation
along with partial malolactic fermentation in French oak
have contributed to create a sophisticated, elegant and
finely structured Chardonnay.
On the nose ripe peach and pear combine with lifted
vanilla pod. The palate is rich with a silky creamy texture.
There are layers of ripe fruit and well integrated vanillin
French oak flavours. It has excellent length and structure.
Huia Chardonnay is delicious with: chargrilled salmon,
lobster/crayfish, roasted or baked chicken, pasta in cream
sauce, mature brie and other soft cheeses.
- Harvest Date: 22nd of March
- Residual Sugar: 1g/l
- TA: 5.9g/l
- pH: 3.26
- Alcohol: 14.2%