TerraVin Chardonnay Hillside Reserve

2011 is the current vintage of this Marlborough Hillside Reserve Chardonnay made by TerraVin.

 

Harvest

2011 was a moderate yielding vintage with a good flowering that was backed up by a classic Marlborough summer. Smaller berry size ensured good concentration and the warmth ensured nice balance of acid, pH and lower alcohols.

 

In the bottle

100% Chardonnay; two thirds Clone 95, one third Mendoza

13.3% alcohol by volume

TA: 8.2 g/L

pH: 3.18

 

Reviews

Lisa Perrotti-Brown M.W., Wine Advocate – E Robert Parker – October 2013 92+/100

‘The 2011 Hillside Reserve Chardonnay reveals quite a savory and nutty nose to begin before giving way to notes of ripe apricots, muskmelon, honeysuckle and preserved ginger. Medium-bodied, the palate offers a great intensity of nut-laced apricot and baking spice flavors with an exuberant backbone of acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2017+.’

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz – August 2013 - ★★★★ 94/100

‘A powerful chardonnay, the engaging bouquet shows yellow peach, roasted almond, vanilla and oatmeal characters. It's concentrated and weighty on the palate with lovely density and texture, leading to fabulously long, expansive finish. A multi-layered and superbly complex chardonnay. At its best: now to 2018.

 

2011 is the current vintage of this Marlborough Hillside Reserve Chardonnay made by TerraVin.

A moderate yielding vintage with a good flowering that was backed up by a classic Marlborough summer.
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$47.00