Gibbston Valley China Terrace Single Vineyard Chardonnay 750ml
2022 China Terrace Chardonnay
Handpicked fruit, whole bunch pressed.
Very free run (550L/tonne).
Fermented in French barriques and puncheons (20% new).
Indigenous yeast, indigenous MLF (100%).
Ten months on lees.
A precise, flinty style, long and elegant.
Description - SINGLE VINEYARD RANGE
Drawing from Gibbston Valley’s™ most intriguing vineyards, the Single Vineyard range gives full voice to site.
The Bendigo subregion of Central Otago has a diverse array of vineyards nestled in the foothills of the Dunstan Range. Glacially-carved land has created spectacular slopes from which our best single vineyard wines are drawn.
CHINA TERRACE VINEYARD
The China Terrace Vineyard is located in the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. Gently sloped and north facing, it has 4 clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay planted over some 7 hectares. Being over 320m, it retains a coolness relative to Bendigo’s natural warmth. This, and the complex accumulation of loess, clay and schist in its soil, gives wines of fresh, bright complexity.
Excellent over the next 5-8 years.
Currently rated a 2/5 on our Wine Aging Chart. “Youthful and lovely but will cellar for years”
See our most recent Wine Aging Chart here for aging insight for all our Wines.
Past and present dishes from our Winery Restaurant Menu:
- Snapper and butternut pumpkin consommé, with bee pollen and fennel croutons
- Whole baked Flounder, parsley, lemon with crispy, salty roasted potatoes and bitter leaves
- Carrot haydari served as an appetiser with crusty bread
- Pan Fried Akaroa Salmon Cooked in Cider
A deeper style Pinot Noir pairs nicely with Duck & Lamb.