Auntsfield Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
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A rich straw gold colour. Intense and complex, this wine displays aromas of peaches, mandarin peel and lemon tart, integrated with brioche and creme brulee aromas from the French oak influence. On the palate there are ripe and intense stone fruit flavours of peach and dried apricot are complimented by a flinty minerality and subtle French oak influence giving hints of roasted hazelnut. A tight palate with creamy texture and underlying minerality concludes with seamless length.
When Graeme and Linda first bought the property, there were no grapes anywhere around them. It wasn’t until they began researching the history of the land, that they realised they had just purchased Marlborough’s very first vineyard.
David Herd arrived in New Zealand in 1854 and conceived this dream of making wine on the Auntsfield Estate. The first grapes were planted in 1873 and he made wine here until his death in 1905 and his son-in-law continued his legacy until 1931. By then Auntsfield had made highly regarded wine for over 50 years. It was another 100 years before the first of the new era vines where planted in the region.
Sited at Auntsfield Vineyard, the old cellar built in 1873 has been lovingly restored to its historical glory. For the Cowley family, the cellar is the first in a long journey to restore a very special part of this region’s history.
Graeme and Linda’s sons – Ben and Luc Cowley are utterly passionate about the part they play in creating the exceptional wines made here at Auntsfield. The relationship of Ben with the land and Luc with the wine is as authentic as wine gets. Ben knows the seasons and the land better than any, this is his soil, these are his vines, his grapes. Ben believes in growing grapes of the highest quality that truly reflect the individuality of Auntsfield Estate. Luc takes the exceptional grapes his brother produces and crafts them into wines that honour the heritage of Auntsfield.
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