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Chardonnay

Kim Crawford

Chardonnay

Color:

Medium straw color.

Aroma:

Lifted aromas of citrus and stone fruit with notes of tropical fruit and pineapple.

Palate:

An approachable and full-bodied Chardonnay that shows great length and persistence. Medium weight with a creamy texture and hints of butterscotch and lemon meringue pie.

Cellar:

Two years with confidence.

Food Pairings:

Delicious paired with Camembert cheese, pan-seared salmon, or other white meat dishes.

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Kim Crawford Chardonnay

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine are from selected vineyards in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand. These Chardonnay grapes were selected to create an approachable, and fruit-forward, unoaked-style Chardonnay. Exposure of the bunches to sunlight is imperative to our style, which is ripe and fruit driven. Canopy management reflects the desired flavor profile. Clone selection is important in this style as we seek intense stone fruit and pear flavors, coupled with powerful and strong citrus characters. Secondary malolactic fermentation gives nuttiness and generous mouthfeel.

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wine region

Marlborough

The first vines were planted in Marlborough in 1973, and today it’s one of the world’s foremost winegrowing regions. Marlborough’s long ripening period results in cool-climate flavors that vary significantly by sub-region. This region is made up of seven distinct sub-regions, and the differences among them hold the key to blending intense and complex Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This wide array of flavors offers winemakers the ability to blend to particular style year after year.

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