2010 Auntsfield Estate
Unoaked Chardonnay
Southern Valleys

2010 Auntsfield Estate
Unoaked Chardonnay 
Southern Valleys

The distinctive characteristics of ripeness, texture and minerality – qualities unique to the ancient Greywacke rock and Loess clay soils found on the property - are certainly apparent. This uses some of the best fruit from the Estate, hand picked and hand sorted with spontaneous fermentation starting in the vineyard and finishing in the winery. This combines linearity and weight with underlying minerality in a very subtle overtone.

This has a captivating nose, a Chardonnay with real personality with very subtle notes of passion fruit, fuji apples and tinned nectarines. The palate is medium-bodied, good acidity and balance with a sense of natural harmony, building nicely to a measured tropical, minerally finish.

  • Region: Southern Valleys
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Vineyard: Auntsfield Estate
  • Vine Age: 13 years
  • Yield: 2.8 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Loess & Clay over old Greywacke Rock
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Production: 825 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MARLBOROUGH

When the first growers of the modern era planted grapes in Marlborough in the 1970s (there was commercial grape growing and winemaking as early as the 1870s), it is unlikely they would have foreseen the extent of the growth and fame that the region’s wine industry would achieve, based upon a single varietal called Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and... Learn More »

AUNTSFIELD ESTATE

MARLBOROUGH

Auntsfield Estate is the home of Marlborough's first colonial vineyard and winery. The original vineyard was established in 1873 and made highly regarded wine for over 50 years. The dramatic hillside vineyard with its unique variety of soils is again producing premium wines under the guidance of the Cowley family. The proud heritage of the land is the inspiration to produce exciting handcrafted wines of balance and individuality that display the special terrior of this historic Marlborough vineyard. They planted blocks of the property with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, taking real care to select the best plots for... Learn More »

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