Imagine standing in a luscious green tropical forest. At a clearing in the trees, a small river drops off a rocky edge into an inviting water hole a few meters below you. More than merely crystal waters, it’s filled with peach, lemon and citrus fruits. The spray from the waterfall drifts in the air like a fine spritz. Are you ready to jump? Come on – three, two, one, jump!

2019 Lake Chalice Wines – The Falcon Chardonnay 2019

Sourced from carefully selected fruit from the ancient fertile floodplain within Marlborough's Wairau Valley. Fermented in a mixture of tank and French oak cask before ageing on lees for 7 months to enhance texture. A fresh tropical Chardonnay that has a ripe peach palate with hints of lemon zest and pastry notes on the finish.

Region

Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

Style

Dry.

Vineyard

The majority of fruit is harvested from our Falcon Vineyard and blended with other carefully selected blocks from Marlborough’s Wairau Valley.

Winemaker

Chloe Gabrielsen

Vinification

Fermented and oaked in tank before moving to French oak barriques for the final months of maturation in the seasoned casks. Only a few parcels of fruit undergo malolactic fermentation, the rest were left untouched giving the final blend an acid driven and clean fresh palate.

Appearance

Light straw yellow.

Bouquet

Citrus lemon, and melon with subtle notes of butter caramel on the finish.

Palate

Ripe peach, fresh, luscious and tropical citrus with hints of lemon zest and pastry notes. A focused acid drive mingles with softly textured phenolics through to the finish.

Cellaring

Enjoy now and over the next 5 years.

Vegan

Vegetarian friendly.

Packaging

6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure.

Info

Serving Temp
8-12ºC
Alcohol
13%
Total Acidity
5.3g/L
Residual Sugar
0.7g/L
pH
3.38

Tasting Notes

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