2019 Abel Chardonnay, Nelson
The 2019 vintage is our second release and we were fortunate to get some of that fabulous Nelson sunshine during the vintage so we’re super excited about the wine!
Our winemaking philosophy is simple. Hand-picked fruit from the clay soils of the Nelson foothills is gently pressed to French oak cuves. Fermentation starts and finishes of it’s own accord, the wine spends around a year on lees, typically completing malo-lactic fermentation when the warmer weather returns in spring.
Bottling happens the year after vintage and we release our Chardonnay when it’s drinking best.
We’re currently working with neighbouring vineyards in the Tasman region to source our Chardonnay fruit and that is why we’ve called our first wine “Tasman”.
Spring 2019 marked the planting of our first block of Chardonnay on our very own property in the beautiful Upper Moutere valley. In time, this is intended to provide the fruit for our second Chardonnay…but like us you’ll have to wait!
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