Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020 $36
This is a delightfully clean, beautifully balanced, intensely citrusy chardonnay from winemaker Rosie Menzies, that has the makings of something seriously special. Produced from 100% Mendoza clone fruit that’s been hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented wild and aged for 14 months in oak barrels, a small percentage of which were brand new. The result is a bracingly fresh, grapefruit-laced chardonnay that has buoyancy and terrific tension and texture.
Paired with: Braised Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms and Fennel in dish Magazine Issue 102
The juicy, citrus-driven richness of the organic Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020 ($36) is everything you’ll need to pair with the sensationally savoury, beautifully bacony, magically mushroomy braised chicken. Grilled grapefruit, subtle toasty oak, fresh, cleansing acidity and finely tuned textures make this wine sublime. Carrick.co.nz