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2018 The Archer Chardonnay

Winemaking Notes

This is the first of our “Icon” range and the name “The Archer” comes from Kathryn’s maiden name and the fact that an archer is the central figure on the Loughlin family crest. This is the Chardonnay that we are most proud of from over the 21 years that we have made wine from this variety. The wine is drawn mainly from the best Reserve barrels of the Mendoza Chardonnay clone, supported by clones 15 and 95.

Analaysis

P.H 3.45

TA 8.4 g/l

Residual Sugar 0 g/l

Alcohol 13.5%

Tasting Notes

This wine has a complex nose of hazelnut, lemon meringue pie, nougat, almond, toasty oak, coffee bean and a note of gun smoke. The palate is concentrated, elegant and powerful featuring citrus characters and has a fine, very long finish. We love this wine with crayfish. It is a wine that will reward cellaring.

Awards

94 Points Cameron Douglas, Silver medals NZ International Wine Show, NZ Wine of the Year and Bayleys HB Wine Competition