An organic vineyard at one of Marlborough best sites, with the grapes hand-picked, produced and bottled on our estate! Our hand-picked grapes arrive a few minutes later in the cool on-site winery, still fresh with no need for sulphur. The grapes are gently processed in an old bag press and finished in stainless-steel tanks used as fermenters and for blending. Temperature controlled ageing in the finest French oak barrels Bottling, labelling and packaging is all done at the winery to ensure the quality is never compromised.
Hans Herzog Estate Chardonnay 2019
For Burgundy lovers! Think Premier Cru Meursault, exquisitely complex and tremendously concentrated revealing incredible silkiness and depth. Compelling aromas of tropical fruit and white flowers. Persistent straight through to the last reverberant sip, showing the generosity and rounded texture of delicate barrel maturation where it flourished to a triumph of Chardonnay. Naturally beautiful and ageless…
100% Chardonnay Mendoza & Dijon clones. ‘The destemmed and partially crushed (20% whole berries) healthy grapes were left to an extended cold maceration to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed directly into 500 litre French oak puncheons (30% new) for a natural (wild yeast) alcoholic fermentation with no residual sugar left. The fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to its remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. The wine had 18 month in the same barrels to mature and flourish but will develop into something even more heavenly with bottle age. No cold stabilization. Unfined and only light filtration to retain all the goodness.’