Roaring Meg Chardonnay 2021
Crafted by Mt Difficulty, Roaring Meg Chardonnay 2021 features citrus floral notes, toasted brioche and a hint of cashew on the nose. Initially some classically rich Chardonnay fruit character on the palate, white stone fruit and toast notes which then picks up on the fresh and crisp finish, highlighting the purity and lightness the concrete tanks bring to the wine. The wine finishes with refreshing grapefruit and lemon zest.
Roaring Meg Central Otago Chardonnay is optimal drinking from release to five years of age.
The 2021 growing season was a return to the enviable, lower stress conditions that Central Otago is famous for. We started with a warm spring, which gave the vines a good start. January was cooler and wetter, which replenished the soils and slowed growth, giving small, intensely flavoured grapes. By the time the beginning of harvest rolled around, we were just ahead of our long term average in terms of rate of ripening, and with fruit in fantastic condition. Yields were thankfully back to average in most areas, with only Bannockburn cropping slightly lower. This has given wines with excellent flavour and structure.
Alc. 14% TA 6.20 g/L pH 3.45 Residual Sugar < 0.8 g/L