Rockferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $45

Fiona and Tom Hutchison created Rock Ferry back in 2005 and developed the organic and biodynamically-grown vineyards at the same time. Allan McWilliams has been making wine for them since the mid-2000s, and he’s obsessed with creating the perfect chardonnay. I think he’s cracked it.  Organically grown since 2006, this shiny-new chardonnay heaves with creamy grapefruit pith notes, then the big guns unleash swags of stonefruit, spiced citrus and toasty vanilla-soaked oak. It’s SO good! It’s the kind of chardonnay you want on your team because it’ll easily overpower the competition. Enjoy with fig-roasted pork loin. Drink now through 2024.