Inviting aromas of white peaches; vibrant and well-textured. The acidity and light oak presence allows the wine to evolve in the mouth, leaving a lively stone fruit and citrus flavor. 15% of wine was fermented in oak barrels. The stainless steel tanks and barrels were stirred frequently to impart complexity from the lees. 100% malolactic fermentation.
Wild South Chardonnay
The unforgiving Hell’s Gate vineyard in Marlborough was the birthplace for Wild South. We had to reclaim the land from the wild; we moved endless river rocks to make the vineyard accessible and productive. It’s a classic Marlborough vineyard of stones and overlaying silts, with a daily temperature change during harvest of over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The warm days produce lush fruit and the cold nights bright acidity. Our Hammond Estate vineyard is nearby, sitting on a terrace overlooking the Wairau River. To complement the estate vineyards, the Wild South winemaking team works closely with selected growers to source additional premium fruit. This ensures consistency of quality and style from vintage to vintage. Wild South wines show all the energy and spirit of their birth. Fresh, lively and vibrant, they’re a pure reflection of Marlborough. New Zealand Sustainable Winegrowing Certified.