FOREST HILL 'HIGHBURY FIELDS' CHARDONNAY
This ticks all the right boxes with more texture and interest than the category typically delivers. The fruit also comes from a sustainably farmed vineyard in the southern foothills of the Wairau Valley--very rarely the case for Marlborough Sauvignon! It was hand-harvested into small bins with indigenous yeast fermentation occurring in tank (this approach is even rarer!) The wine was then aged on lees for six-plus months over winter.
"Bright straw with green hues. Aromas of citrus, stonefruit and flint. Generous palate with flavours of melons and citrus. Textured with elegant finish." - Winemakers note