Wrights Reserve Chardonnay is a bold wine of distinction. Deep straw in colour. Exuding rich aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, tropical fruits along with citrus fruit elements entwined with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty toasty oak.
Consistently producing one of New Zealand’s premium chardonnay’s from the Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand. Our 2015 recently reviewed Top 5 Chardonnay of New Zealand by Cuisine 2017. Our 2016 was awarded 5 stars from Raymond Chan, 5 Stars from Wine Orbit and won Gold at the Organic Wine Awards, multiple times, our 2018 also won gold at the Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards.
This wine was barrel aged in new French oak for 8 months, lees stirred and has undergone a full malolactic fermentation. A lovely wine now, or a stunning wine with 5 to 10 years cellaring.
The grapes used for our Chardonnay were grown by us, using organic and biodynamic techniques. The grapes are fully certified organic through Asurequality from our Ormond Valley Vineyard. The Ormond Valley Appellation has a unique microclimate – hottest day time temperatures, but coolest night time temperature. With the unique clay and limestone soils help produce one of New Zealand’s premium chardonnay’s. The chardonnay grapes are grown from the Mendoza clone. Producing small berries, with more skin to flesh ratio ensuring more intensity of flavour and richness.