Big Bunch Chardonnay 2016 12.5% - Bottle Stop

Big Bunch Chardonnay 2016 12.5%

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Vintage: 2016

Region: Hawke's Bay

Country: New Zealand '


Lively aromas of white peach, honeysuckle and brioche with flavours of stone-fruit, ripe citrus and subtle toasty oak. A balanced acidity with rich texture and complex flavours create a long, sustained finish.


The grapes were gently pressed and a portion of the juice went to tank where the juice was cool settled overnight before being racked to tank. It was fermented at around 14-15 degrees to preserve fruit purity and freshness. The remaining portion was run immediately to French oak barrels where it was fermented warm, to develop richness and flavour complexity. The wine was stirred on yeast lees over winter before completing a partial malolactic ferment in spring. It was then blended to tank, lightly fined and bottled.

Contains sulphites. Traditional fining using milk, traces may remain.



After a brief hiatus, celebrated winemaker 'JK' has returned to his first love with a vibrant range of Hawke's Bay varietals. A Californian native who learnt his trade in Sonoma, John has always made wines 'with a big bunch of flavour', and much like the man himself, these are generous, outgoing wines - full of character and colour.