Farmer's Market Wine Co.

2011 Gisborne Chardonnay

Chardonnay •Peter Briant’s Patutahi Vineyard

New Zealand: Gisborne

Offer Expired:Jul 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$19.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Kiwi Delight

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

A beautiful, glittering shiny gold through and through.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

California chicken tacos with corn and red cabbage slaw.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nick Goldschmidt
Appellation
Gisborne, New Zealand
Vineyard
Peter Briant’s Patutahi Vineyard
Fruit Variety
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation
Cold fermented in Stainless Steel
Oak Aging
Limited to accent fruit profile
Malolactic
100% with 6-months on the lees
ABV
13%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$19.00
Avg. Price
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