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Tresillian Chardonnay 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes from the two vineyards were handpicked in two batches, then gently hand-tipped into the crusher/destemmer and gravity fed to the press before fermentation. 15% was fermented in (2 year) old barrels with the balance in stainless steel tanks. After the ferment was completed, the wine in the barrels was returned to the tank and stayed in the tank on gross yeast lees for over 12 months.. After aging, the wines were racked off, blended and left for further tank aging.

Region: Canterbury

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Winery: Tresillian  
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Tresillian:
Tresillian is located on the Canterbury Plains of the South Island of New Zealand. The Estate vineyard is situated on a flat but sheltered site with silt loam soils over ancient riverbed of the Waimakariri river. Canterbury is a "Cool climate" growing region, -which results in  the wines having a loads of fruit characters, natural minerality, and lifted crisp acidity. Ove... Read more
Tresillian is located on the Canterbury Plains of the South Island of New Zealand. The Estate vineyard is situated on a flat but sheltered site with silt loam soils over ancient riverbed of the Waimakariri river. Canterbury is a "Cool climate" growing region, -which results in  the wines having a loads of fruit characters, natural minerality, and lifted crisp acidity. Overall, the climate is mild and dry, which is emminently suited to producing fine Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling wines. The Family lease vineyards on Banks Peninsula. These lie nestled on the Northern Slopes of French Farm Valley, a very beautiful and tranquil spot. The soils were formed by volcanic action some 7 million years ago. The rich loamy, clay based soils, along with the warmer climate help produce rich Pinot Noir wines, and lifted floral romas in the rieslings. Read less

Tasting Notes:

The 2010 Chardonnay presents as a crystal clear, green-tinged Chablis style wine. The aromas offer subtle grapefruit and apricot. These carry through to the palate accompanied by a crisp acidity and hints of nutty butterscotch.

The grapes from the two vineyards were handpicked in two batches, then gently hand-tipped into the crusher/destemmer and gravity fed to the press before fermentation. 15% was fermented in (2 year) old barrels with the balance in stainless steel tanks. After the ferment was completed, the wine in the barrels was returned to the tank and stayed in the tank on gross yeast lees for over 12 months.. After aging, the wines were racked off, blended and left for further tank aging.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 11% pH: 3.3
Sugar: 1 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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