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Falveys Single Vineyard
Brix at Harvest: 23.5
Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Harvest date: 21.03
Handpicked from our estate grown 23 year old vines. Falveys single vineyard Chardoannay is fermented in 25% new french oak barrels. Aged and stirred on lees for 10 months. Refined aromas of stone fruit with hints of citrus and pineapple. well integrated acidity with soft, delicately creamy finish.
Yvonne Lorkin (NZ) - Punchy, peachy characters are pressed between layers of pineapple and cinnamon on toast. Nicely balanced and boasting a hint of creaminess, this is a nicely crafted chardonnay which really over-delivers for the price. Omaka translates to "where the springs flow", and if this effort from winemaker Ian Marchant is any indication, it's also where good talent flows, too.
4 Stars Raymond Chan - Bright, moderately deep, light golden yellow colour, paler on the edge. The nose is full and rich with aromas of yellow and green stone fruits entwined with complex, spicy and nutty oak, revealing some toasty elements. This has aromatic depth and concentration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rounded and rich with up-front flavours of yellow and green stonefruits unfolding layers of citrus and mealy fruit, spicy, toasty and nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements along with subtle oxidative complexities. The rich fruit and mouthfeel is underlined by balancing fine, dry textures and enlivened by fresh acidity, and the wine leads to a long, toasty, nutty finish. This is a fulsome, rich, traditional Chardonnay with stonefruit flavours and toasty and nutty complexities and a fresh mouthfeel. Serve with roasted poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Falveys Road’ vineyard from 20 y.o. vines, barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 25% new French oak, undergoing batonnage.
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