The Ashwood Classic Gisborne Chardonnay heralds the style that makes Gisborne Chardonnay so popular and distinct internationally. Offering strong balance and consistency, this wine is a blend of our finest ferments from specially selected vineyards, chosen to highlight the distinctive qualities of Gisborne Chardonnay. As with all Ashwood wines, quality in the Classics range is assured through sustainable viticulture, careful vineyard to bottle management and through the expertise of Ashwood winemaker Steve Voysey.
COLOUR: Pale straw.
AROMA: A fresh lifted scent of lemon, nectarine, melon and peach. These fruit driven aromas are supported by background complexities of hot buttered toast and roasting chestnuts.
TASTE: The balance of fruit flavours and acidity is both bold and refreshing. Peaches, lemons and textural creaminess fill the mouth, while the finish is persistent and elegant, with lingering grapefruit and ripe peach flavours.
FOOD MATCH: Pair with roasted poultry or pork. AGING: 2013 was one of the great Gisborne vintages. This wine will continue to improve over the next 2-5+ years.
Bronze Medal, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014
Bronze Medal, Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2014