Roaring Meg Chardonnay 2020
Honeysuckle, baked apple and brioche aromas overlay some flinty minerality on the nose. A soft texture on the palate with a full mouth feel of rich pear, stone fruit and custard notes. The long palate shows good freshness from the cool vintage.
Roaring Meg Central Otago Chardonnay is optimal drinking from release to five years of age.
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2020 sets a new benchmark for tricky seasons. A wet, cold and windy spring introduced our growing season, these conditions continued through our key flowering and fruit set periods in October and December - impacting our potential yields for the season. Disturbed weather patterns continued right through January, and whilst the weather settled in February, it was not its usual scorching self. We experienced cool periods through both veraison and ripening, delaying and then slowing down our harvest. Even with all that fruit, condition was superb with no disease pressure, and the small berries were bursting with flavour.
Alc. 13.1% TA 5.60g/L pH 3.48 Residual Sugar < 0.3 g/L
Accolades & Awards
91 Points, Wine Orbit by Sam Kim, 2022