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?
Central Wairau Valley, Marlborough.
Dry, complex and serious.
Flinty notes combined with toasted hazelnuts and savoury, spice
Flinty notes combined with toasted hazelnuts and citrus.
Concentrated, round and full with flavours of citrus lemon.
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.
6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure.
- Serving Temp
- 10 - 14ºC
- Total Acidity
- Residual Sugar