The Small Batch collection was created after our winemakers discovered limited parcels of outstanding quality fruit which they knew would make excellent wine.
Each parcel is individually managed during winemaking to retain vineyard character. This Small Batch wine is classic cool-climate Marlborough Chardonnay.
Look for notes of white peach, lemon, toasted hazelnut, and flint on the nose. Enjoy the rich, concentrated palate, with bright zest balancing the fruit sweetness. Ripe lemon and peach flavours, with grapefruit on the finish.
The Small Batch collection are wines crafted from small parcels of fruit that capture the attention of our winemakers. These parcels are individually tended to in the winery to ensure they truly represent the vineyard.
Fruit was pressed at the winery immediately after picking. Juice settled overnight before being racked to tank and having yeast added ahead of transfer to oak barrels. The wine was fermented then matured predominately in French oak hogsheads and puncheons and 1000L German oak barrels for 10 months. 12% of the oak was new and 18% one year old, with the balance older. This selection ensures the wine has subtle oak character which allows the fruit to shine. The wine was fined and filtered for bottling.
"It's splendidly fruited and enticing on the nose showing apricot, citrus peel, vanilla and roasted cashew characters, followed by a beautifully supple palate that's ripe and silky. Flavoursome and lingering with textural mouthfeel and juicy acidity. At its best: now to 2026.
2020 Vintage; Reviewed July 2021."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit