2016 AURULENT

 

PREMIUM, RICH, COMPLEX, BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

Aurulent: of the colour gold

 

Colour

Straw gold with a green hue

Aroma

grapefruit, citrus, mineral notes with underlying hints of French oak.

Palate

Creamy, citrus and mineral notes woven through a richly textured palate Elegant, layered and restrained.

Vintage

The 2016 growing season in Hawke’s Bay was slow to start, with a cool, late Spring.  The Summer that followed brought consistently warm days from January through to March which meant the vines caught up and vintage although later was back on track.  Longer hang time for the Chardonnay has resulted in wines exhibiting real restraint and elegance, with beautiful acidity and pure lemon, citrus tones.

Vineyards

Havelock North, Ohiti, Hawke’s Bay, NZ

Soils

Clay, sand, silt, loam.

Ageing

12 months in French oak barrels, 25% new

Malo-lactic Fermentation

100%

Unfined and light filtration

Chemistry

pH 3.24, TA 6.7g/l, Alc 13.0 %v/v

Recommended Cellaring

Age now through till 2024+

322 x 6 cases produced

SOLD OUT only library wines available .

REVIEWS

4.5 STARS – 2017 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines – Wine Writer – Michael Cooper

Hand-harvested at 'select vineyard sites', the stylish 2016 vintage (4.5*) was fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak casks (25 percent new). Pale lemon/green, it has a fragrant, fresh bouquet, showing very good complexity. Mouthfilling, it is youthful, with concentrated, grapefruit-like flavours, well-integrated, biscuity oak adding complexity, balanced acidity and excellent cellaring potential; best drinking 2019+.

VISIT US

Appointment only, see contact us page.

 

Collaboration Wines vintages are available from discerning wine retailers and restaurants.

 

FOR NEW ZEALAND DISTRIBUTION ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

Dhall & Nash Fine Wines Limited

www.dnfinewine.com

 

INTERNATIONATIONAL DISTRIBUTION ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

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CONTACT US

COLLABORATION WINES LTD

Phone: 027 645 0065

Email: julz@collaborationwines.co.nz

Postal Address:

PO Box 2323, Stortford Lodge, Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Physical Winery Address:

724 Main North Road, Bay View, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand