5/5 STARS - Longbush Wines Reserve 2021 Chardonnay
Longbush Wines 2021 Reserve Chardonnay
Mendoza, Golden Slopes Chardonnay
This single vineyard Chardonnay was grown on the famed golden slopes of Hexon in Gisborne and handcrafted by winemakers Ross Mirko and John Thorpe who between them have 60 years winemaking experience.
The ripe fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed, then fermented in a mix of new and mature French barriques with post-fermentation battonage.
This elegant wine is richly fruited and gorgeously complex, showing delicate stone fruit character, French vanilla and butterscotch aromas, it’s succulent and balanced on the palate delivering a smooth persistency. Wonderfully flavoursome and satisfying.