Hans Herzog Marlborough Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2010 - Library Wine

Regular price $215.00 Sale

For Burgundy lovers! Think Premier Cru Meursault, exquisitely complex and tremendously concentrated revealing incredible silkiness and depth. Compelling aromas of tropical fruit and white flowers. Persistent straight through to the last reverberant sip, showing the generosity and rounded texture of delicate barrel maturation where it flourished to a triumph of Chardonnay. Naturally beautiful and ageless…

Vintage 2010+

We picked our two different Chardonnay clones during the first and second week of April at a tiny low yield of just 600g per vine.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

After delicately destemming a portion of the bunches, allowing some to remain whole, the berries underwent a gentle pressing and were then transferred to 500-liter oak puncheons for a spontaneous yeast fermentation. This was followed by a secondary malolactic fermentation. Subsequently, the wine matured on its fine lees, receiving regular stirring over a 14-month period.

Tasting Notes+

Defined by tremendously concentrated, ripe fruit flavours balanced by a sturdy structure, rich texture and great complexity. The epitome of elegance.

Technical Data+
Variety     100% Chardonnay
Clones Mendoza / Dijon clones

SO4 / 3309 / 101.14 / Riparia Gloire / Schwarzmann

Vine Planted 1996
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.
Planting Density   5,500 vines/ha
Yield  2t/ha
Alcohol 13.74
Residual Sugar  0.36g/l
Ageing Potential 15+ years (if kept at constant temperature under 14 degrees Celsius)
Food Matching Suggestions+

The beauty of Chardonnay is its versatility - it matches practically everything. A wine to sip and savour...