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Mt Difficulty Lowburn Chardonnay

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This is a lovely, almost tropical style of chardy that has seen some moderate oak. Aromas of peaches, melons and citrus adorn the nose, along with some whiffs of toasty, nutty oak. The palate is bright and creamy, with hints of flintiness, racy acidity, and a lush, stone fruit finish. Enjoy over the next couple of years with some grilled fish.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for the wines that carry the Mt Difficulty label have traditionally been sourced from vineyards situated on the South side of the Kawarau River at Bannockburn. The Growers Series is a recent addition to the Mt Difficulty portfolio, allowing us to showcase the terroir of different sub-regions. The Lowburn Chardonnay is a blend of two “Growers Series” vineyards, Packspur and Golden Hills. Both are situated in the Lowburn area to the north of Cromwell.


Nose: This Chardonnay really speaks to the warmth of the growing season, with tight focused citrus notes, lovely floral nectarine blossom and brioche adding complexity.

Palate: Citrus characters dominate the entry of the wine whilst stone-fruit blossom dances around adding interest and focus. Linear minerality defines the palate; with citrus framing the acidity and ripe phenolic notes on the finish.

Cellaring: For up to seven years. 

Alcohol: 14.0%

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