Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

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Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

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 2021

The creamy palate reveals layers of buttered toast and
stone fruits with delicious flinty and wild herb 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 malolacticconversion 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%
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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