Farmer's Market Wine Co.
2011 Gisborne Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Peter Briant’s Patutahi Vineyard
New Zealand: Gisborne
Today’s delicious Farmer’s Market Wine Co. 2011 Gisborne Chardonnay was crafted with one goal in mind: letting the incredible quality of the fruit shine through. We’d say legendary winemaker Nick Goldschimdt accomplished this task in fine fashion, crafting a white wine of incredible elegance and class.
The climate in Gisborne, New Zealand is on the cooler side, which lends strong aromatics and great structure to today’s wine. Pale gold in color, today’s wine has inviting notes of white fruit paired with a lovely grassy earthiness that we, truthfully, just couldn’t get enough of.
Please enjoy our fullest recommendation on today’s Kiwi treat.
A beautiful, glittering shiny gold through and through.
Rich aromas of freshly ripened white peach, nectarine, and honeydew leap from the glass, leaving you with hints of what’s to come. These fruit notes are trailed by elements of cassis, gooseberry, sweetgrass, and a touch of honeycomb.
Absolutely fresh and crisp on the palate, with the fruit elements promised on the nose made abundantly clear after the first sip. The wine isn’t super fruity, but it has plenty of fruit flavors to carry through the entire profile. Joining these flavors are touches of grassy earth, apple blossom, lemon zest, butterscotch, and dried Herbes de Provence.
A beautifully refreshing summer sipper, with a touch of acidity and lingering flavors. On the finish, a hint of creamy vanilla bean begins to shine through.
California chicken tacos with corn and red cabbage slaw.
What the Winery Says
- Nick Goldschmidt
- Gisborne, New Zealand
- Peter Briant’s Patutahi Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Chardonnay
- Cold fermented in Stainless Steel
- Oak Aging
- Limited to accent fruit profile
- 100% with 6-months on the lees