Villa Maria Chardonnay Ihumatao Vineyard Auckland 2021
Full bodied, citrusy and creamy with smooth complex oatmeal, hazlenut and ripe white peach flavours. A delicious Chardonnay from a vineyard inside the Ihumātao volcanic basin on the edge of the Manukau harbour in Auckland.
Free draining soils and a unique soil profile lead to the production of a very distinctive Chardonnay.
This wine displays bright lemon and straw hues in the glass. The nose offers a complex array of aromas including white peach, fresh grapefruit zest and roasted cashews. A textured, layered palate unfolds revealing further complexity, mealy notes and lovely linear acidity with a long elegant finish.