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Charles Wiffen Chardonnay Marlborough
Charles Wiffen Wines
New Zealand - Marlborough

The Charles Wiffen Chardonnay is grown in the Wiffen’s Omaka Vineyard. It is exclusively planted with the Mendoza clone, known for its tight acidity and powerful mouthfeel. The vineyard is cane pruned, with a targeted 8 tonnes per hectare crop load.
This wine has enticing aromas of ripe peach, hazelnut, brioche and hints of vanillin. Ten months in a mix of new and seasoned French Oak gives a balanced and elegant palate with a soft and lingering mealy, nutty and seductive finish.

This wine exhibits fresh and lifted aromas of gooseberries, ripe tropical fruits, lime and capsicums, revealing passion-fruit and mineral nuances in the glass. The palate is crisp and refreshing.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Machine picked in the cool of the morning, it is then transported to a winery, were is it gently destemmed and pressed. Post clarification the juice is then transported to a winery in Auckland for fermentation and ageing.
The juice is fermented and aged for a further 10 months in selected French barriques. The barriques are stirred regularly to develop mouthfeel and texture.

Producer Information: Charles Wiffen Wines

The Wiffen family have owned their Marlborough property 'St. Claire' since 1907. Situated on the Southern side of the Wairau valley floor, only a short distance from the centre of town. The property ...
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