Wilde Vineyards, Marlborough
A combination of Chardonnay clones handpicked and pressed to offer intricate aromas of green apple, stone-fruit and flint.
A combination of Chardonnay clones handpicked and pressed directly into both old French oak puncheons and clay amphora. Spontaneous, wild yeast fermentation and malolactic send the now two wines in different directions only to find union at blending. The wine shows aromas of green apple, stone-fruit and flint, mirrored on the palate but with a mineral tension and a lingering nutty finish. Adventurous winemaking results in a texturally different wine, a wine with depth and complexity, not fined and filtered, lifted high on the palate with a nervous energy. This wine is ‘Amped & Wilde’.
Selected Clone Chardonnay