Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay

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Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay

Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago

This is classic Chardonnay, inviting and unctuous. It is barrel fermented, and aged in oak for around 10 months, which gives the wine time to develop the delicious nutty and biscuity characters. Perfect for enjoying slightly chilled with cheese, a creamy pasta or just by itself after a long day.

Barrel-fermented chardonnay using indigenous yeasts. An intriguing wine with white peach, grapefruit, ginger and a suggestion of mandarin blossom. Smooth-textured wine. Fruity acidity gives the wine energy and a lingering finish. Bob Campbell, © The Real Review 


The Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay makes up part of our core range of wines. Carrick’s wind-swept site and glacial alluvial soils, help to define the acidity of this wine, which balances the citrus and stone fruit characters, as well as giving length and flow. It is made from hand-picked organically grown Chardonnay, from some of the oldest vines on the property. Fermented and matured in French oak barriques using only wild yeast, with some lie stirring during fermentation, giving further complexity to the taste.

Origin: Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: April 2017
Bottled: October 2018
Cases: 1500 x 6 bottle cases

Superb by itself, or great with smoked fish, roast chicken and/or root vegetables. Best when slightly chilled with good company and good music.

Classic, inviting and well-balanced

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