DOMAINE REWA CHARDONNAY CENTRAL OTAGO 15/18
Domaine Rewa's Chardonnay is fully barrel fermented using natural yeasts, undergoing full malo-lactic fermentation. The nose is impressively complex and inviting, showing ripe peach, rockmelon, lemon peel, nougat and cedar characters with nuances of flint and spice. The palate is equally gratifying with excellent concentration and expansive mouthfeel, leading to an extremely long engaging finish.
Mendoza & Clone 15, biodynamically farmed, BioGro organic certified. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French barriques to 13.9% alc. Further aged in oak for 10 months, 36% new, 50% MLF.
This is an elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay with nuances of citrus fruit, freshness and wet stone minerality; poise with creaminess, the subtleness of pastry, delicate spices and flintiness contribute to its complexity. Although 2018 was a hot vintage, the fruit has been picked early to retain its freshness to create this elegant Chardonnay.