Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

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Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Chalice

Tasting notes - A full bodied Chardonnay with bold flinty notes surrounded by peach undertones. The creamy palate has a wonderful balancing freshness and reveals layers of flint, lemon blossom and biscuity nuances complemented by subtle oak spice. 

Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

The creamy palate reveals layers of buttered toast and
stone fruits with delicious flinty overtones on the finish.


Producer Note
Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally
recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand’s native
falcon, the ‘Kārearea’, is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine.
Kārearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and
Wairau valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice’s three unique vineyard
sites. Each vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are
seamlessly translated into multi award winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe
Gabrielsen. Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single
vineyards into elegant, aromatic, fruit driven wines and has garnered a global
reputation of outstanding quality. Certified ‘Sustainable Winegrower of New
Zealand’.


Vineyard
The grapes are sourced exclusively from mature vines within a single hectare
vineyard block called the Reed Vineyard. This beautiful vineyard is situated on an old
riverbed, where the shallow, loamy Renwick soils are derived from stony alluvium and
offer the wine excellent drainage. The vines are a mixture of Burgundian
Chardonnay clones; predominantly they are clone 95, with a proportion of Mendoza
clones and some clone 15. The fruit from this block has become renowned for
delivering crisp, flinty flavours. The carefully selected fruit is hand-harvested in order to
pick some as whole bunches, for additional complexity when vinified.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and vinified with 100% wild yeasts. Some were
vinified as whole bunches, to add complexity. Fermentation took place in a selection
of new and seasoned French oak barriques, lasting 10 months where malolactic
fermentation took place imparting a creamy texture.


Tasting Note
A full bodied Chardonnay with bold flinty notes surrounded by peach undertones.
The creamy palate has a wonderful balancing freshness and reveals layers of flint,
lemon blossom and biscuity nuances complemented by subtle oak spice.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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