Matawhero Church House Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2021
Get to know: Matawhero Church House Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
This elegant barrel fermented Gisborne Chardonnay is big, rich and full with great length and weight. It has lush flavours of ripe peach and melon layered with butterscotch and toasty oak notes.
A great wine to pair with creamy sauces in chicken or seafood dishes.
The Matawhero Church has graced their wine labels since 1975. The Church House collection are unique parcels of wine, inspired by the pioneering spirit of their founders. Through this range they explore an adventurous side and showcase the alternative varieties grown in their region.
The grapes for this elegant Gisborne Chardonnay are grown from two select parcels from the Tietjen vineyard in the Hexton Hills or “Golden Slopes” appellation of Gisborne. This narrow 10km strip is made up of small parcels of elevated sloping land. The site has had a rich history in producing award-winning Chardonnay for over 20 years and the wine is made from the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay. The vines achieved good ripeness and with low yields came excellent flavours and weight to the fruit.