Block 1, Rows 36-74
Block 2, Rows 1-24
Block 3, Rows 20-41, 62-84 & 97-153
Chardonnay Clones: Mendoza and B95
04th – 07th April 2013
23rd January 2014
The 2013 summer was warmer than average with high sunshine hours and mostly dry conditions and was followed by a classic Marlborough autumn, with warm days and cool nights, producing close to perfect growing conditions. One of the main focuses this season was achieving optimum canopy to crop ratio – often very difficult with Chardonnay. We aimed for enough shading of the fruit bunches to retain natural acidity, balanced with sun exposure to express Isabel’s unique concentration of flavour.