Passage Rock Chardonnay

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Light Chardonnay with fine mineral, melon and oak flavours. I like the style better than the fleshy, buttery wines more typical of this region. Subtle flavours and gentle acidity make this an excellent food wine.

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“Passage Rock has emerged to challenge the best wines being made on Waiheke Island – this is clearly a winery to watch”
BOB CAMPBELL MW

 

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Origin of fruit: Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Winemaking: whole bunches of pristine chardonnay grapes were gentle pressed then fermented in French oak barriques Left on light lees for 8 months, with monthly lees stirring whilst in barrel. Partial malolactic fermentation was also carried out for a creamier soft texture.

profile: lovely aromas of Peaches and cream, fresh straw and cashew with a hint butterscotch and biscuit are supported by a rich full palate with zesty finish

Food Match: Great with cheese, chicken, and pulses

Alcohol content: 13%

Cellaring potential: Up to 2016

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