Lake Chalice 'The Raptor' Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

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Tasting Notes

Sourced exclusively from the Reed Vineyard from 100% handpicked fruit for controlled whole-bunch pressing. Fermented for a full 10 months in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques from 100% activated wild yeast. Undergoing malolactic conversion for a creamier texture.

Palate & Aroma: Bold flinty aromatic notes bordered by melon and hazelnut. Followed by a mineral palate with subtle spiced oak, lingering stone fruit and a silky mouthfeel with balanced acidity.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS:
Harvested: April 2017
Bottled: March 2018
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Brix at harvest: Average 22.5
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 1.7g/L

  • Category: The Raptor Series

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Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.
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The Lake Chalice wine brand, including vineyards, has been purchased by family-owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Family Estate.

Lake Chalice was awarded the Reserve Wine of the Show at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015 for the Lake Chalice Raptor Chardonnay 2014.

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