It’s a beautiful day out, let’s have a picnic. You bring some peaches, and I’ll pack a few little baked spice biscuits, as a treat. I know a spot. It’s an orchard, surrounded by a dry stone wall and a large oak tree.

2021 The Raptor Chardonnay 2021

When we get there, we climb up onto the dry stone wall and sit down. We each take a peach, and as we are about to take a bite, we can smell both the peach and the dry stone flint on our hands. Are you getting it? To taste, you have to imagine taking in everything that surrounds us. The juicy ripe peach we’ve just bitten into, the spicy little biscuits, the majestic oak that gives us shade and the bright lemon blossom that covers the trees in the orchard. It’s a moment worth savouring. Shall we open the Chardonnay?

Purchase

The Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2021 – 6 Pack

$155.00

Region

Central Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

Style

Dry, complex and serious.

Vineyard

Reed Vineyard.

Winemaker

Chloe Gabrielsen

Vinification

Flinty notes combined with toasted hazelnuts and savoury, spice

Appearance

Pale straw.

Bouquet

Flinty notes combined with toasted hazelnuts and citrus.

Palate

Concentrated, round and full with flavours of citrus lemon.

Cellaring

Enjoy now and over the next 3-4 years. If you read the back label you might be able to last 2 minutes before opening it.

Vegan

Vegan Friendly

Packaging

6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure.

Info

Serving Temp
10 - 14ºC
Alcohol
13.5%
Total Acidity
5.9g/L
Residual Sugar
0.8g/L
pH
3.28

Tasting Notes

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