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Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2015 375ml

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Craighall, our premium Chardonnay, is from prized blocks of low-yielding Mendoza clone vines.
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Craighall, our premium Chardonnay, is from prized blocks of low-yielding Mendoza clone vines. 
The oldest, now over 30 years of age, are situated directly opposite the Ata Rangi home block in 
the heart of the deep, free-draining gravels that make up the Martinborough Terrace. Add in low annual rainfall and typically strong Wairarapa winds and the result is a high percentage of tiny berries, giving wine of serious concentration and drive with tight, bright acidity. A very alluring, restrained nose of citrus, white-flesh nectarine and citrus blossom leads onto a 
tight, fine palate with a subtly chalky texture. With no one, single flavour dominating, the 2015 is 
an intriguing, very complex and very complete Chardonnay with fabulous flow and persistence. 
Fully barrel fermented with 'wild' indigenous yeasts, we're confident this exceptional release 
has excellent cellaring potential.

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Additional Information

Technical Data
Harvest Date

25 - 29 March 2015

Clone

Mendoza 

Harvest Analysis

Brix 21.0 - 22.5

Bottling Date

July 2016

Cellaring

to 2025

Wine Analysis

Alc    13.5%
TA     6.5 g/l  pH   3.2
    

Winemaking

Hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed, with the unsettled juice fully barrel fermented in Burgundy barriques (25% new) using indigenous yeasts. Partial malolactic. Aged in barrel on lees for 12 months.