Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 $23 paired with: Lemon roasted chicken with dukkah – Dinner for Six dish Magazine Issue 101 When it comes to lemony chicken, you’re gonna be wanting a lemony chardonnay without all that creamy, buttery carry on. That’s why the Tiki North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 ($23) will be the … Read More

Stad_ko Martinborough Chardonnay 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad_ko Martinborough Chardonnay 2020 $34 Sourced from Robert Stadniczenko’s Arapai vineyard on the Dry River Flats, this is a lightly-styled, grapefruity, lemony chardonnay that was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and send straight to barrel to ferment. Following that, it’s had 10 months of quiet, sleepy time before being bottled. Bright, vibrant and has a green … Read More

Petane Puriri Block Sfumato Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

November 15, 2021By Yvonne

Petane Puriri Block Sfumato Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($70) Pronounced ‘ss-foo-mah-toh’, the name of this new wine from WineFriend favourites Petane Wines, is named after a painting technique describing softening the transition between colours. But you knew that right? Art nerds will also understand that it mimicks an area beyond what the human eye is … Read More

Kelly Washington Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

November 14, 2021By Yvonne

Kelly Washington Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $50 Organically grown in the Rapaura sub-region, and shepherded into the bottle by star winemaker Tamra Kelly, this chardonnay has a soft, nougat-like nose surrounded by peachy complexity, creamy, nutty notes, grapefruity goodness and fresh, feisty acidity. Kelly Washington Wines

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

November 4, 2021By Yvonne

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $30 Made by Dave Clouston, this unique take on chardonnay was hand-harvested, aged for approximately a year in a combo of  a large, 4500 ltr French oak fudre and a concrete egg with a 100% malolactic ferment before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Hence why this feijoa … Read More

Orlando Lyndale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

November 3, 2021By Yvonne

Orlando Lyndale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019 $47 If this is your introduction to cool climate Adelaide Hills chardonnay, then strap on your stirrups and stick down your velcro because this will shake your timbers. Fresh grapefruit and peach-driven punchiness, citrus and apple notes and a luscious lick of toasty oak and creamy almond layers make … Read More

Prosper Maufoux Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2020

November 1, 2021By Yvonne

Prosper Maufoux Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2020 $29.99 A cracker of a wine crafted by the Piffaut family, famous for also owning Veuve Ambal, one of my favourite Crémant producers. Mâcon-Villages is an appellation for chardonnay grown in certain communes of the Mâconnais wine region in southern Burgundy, and this wine is a classy, stylish example indeed. … Read More

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

October 19, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $28 Erupting with roast apricot, pineapple and cinnamon toast characters on the nose and sending the palate into an apple-edged, peach party on the palate. The monster 2020 vintage has seriously delivered something delicious. Fat, juicy and jumping with energy and tension, it’s a rich, ripe, facewallop of a chardonnay … Read More

Whyte Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

October 10, 2021By Yvonne

Whyte Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $22 Well well well. You told the universe that you wanted oak, you wanted roast peach, you wanted creamy, nutty notes, and that you also wanted ripe, tropical sensations and a rich, apricot and nectarine-like mid-palate. Generous and juicy and way too easy to drink. It’s simple and sippable and … Read More

Maison Noire Fraicheur Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021

October 10, 2021By Yvonne

Maison Noire Fraicheur Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 $22 If you’re looking for chardonnay that’s not cloaked in oak, then you’ve arrived in the right avenue my friend. Crafted by Guillaume Thomas from fruit grown in a tiny vineyard in the Puketapu region, this wine is layered with lemon, pineapple and grapefruity goodness and boasts a … Read More