Wild Earth Chardonnay 2018
- Central Otago
Wild Earth - is there anything this producer can’t do? Our mofos have been in love with their pinot noir for 5 vintages now and we are betting that you’ll have a similar sentiment about this chardonnay. From two vineyards in the Cromwell Basin, the grapes got all of that Otago sunshine, with the warmest growing season in years, so expect a powerful wine. For the nerds out there, this wine went through full malo and had time in French oak (15% new). Expect powerful stone fruit, minerality and both deep richness and elegance.
Part of our Women in Wine Collection
We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. In an industry that’s still dominated by men, we believe in celebrating the incredible work women are doing. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
This wine was made by American-Kiwi winemaker Jen Parr.
“"Gorgeously fruited and instantly appealing, the bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon, vanilla, cedar and brioche characters. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent fruit weight and intensity, wonderfully supported by creamy mouthfeel and well-balanced acidity. Flavoursome and highly enjoyable.”
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- Central Otago
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- Blend Info
- 100% Chardonnay
- Serving Temp.
Wild yeast ferment, 15% new oak, full malolactic fermentation.
Central Otago is the New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, hot summers, cool nights and low rainfall, and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, which covers 80% of plantings. The rest is mainly planted to Chardonnay, with smatterings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Expect character and intensity as the hallmarks of this marginal region.