Leefield Station Chardonnay 750ml 2017
Awards: GOLD Mundus Vini Wine Awards 2019. GOLD China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019.
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Units Per Case: 6
An authentic expression of all the key elements of climate, site and winemaker influence seamlessly balanced in a single glass; bold French oak with a rich creamy, nuttiness all wrapped around a vibrant core of ripe, yet distinctly cool-climate Chardonnay fruit.
A mix of both hand and machine-harvested fruit; the hand-harvested fruit was whole-bunch pressed directly to barrel, while the machine-harvested Chardonnay was completely de-stemmed and the juice settled prior to fermentation. All batches were fermented cool in 500L French oak puncheons, 40% of which were new.
Following fermentation the wine was aged in barrel, on full lees, for a further 9 months, with periodic stirring to build weight, complexity and mouth feel. 80% of the batches underwent malo-lactic fermentation.