Organic Chardonnay 2019 - Kelly Washington

Kelly Washington

Organic Chardonnay 2019


After challenging vintages in the two previous years, 2019 was simply phenomenal for Chardonnay in Marlborough. So, grab this while it lasts…

Kelly Washington’s Organic Chardonnay comes from the Rapaura Vineyard and was picked by hand early to retain the crunch acidity. It was fermented with native yeasts in just five older French oak barrels, where it remained to mature on the lees (the spent yeast) for ten months. The move away from new oak created a gorgeously savoury and deeply complex Chardonnay with notes of melon, almond, fresh bread, struck match, refreshing citrus, porridge stirred through with apricot jam. Consider pairing with fish pie, creamy sauces, pastry, lobster, roast chicken, macaroni cheese, cauliflower cheese or Hungarian körözött and freshly baked bread.

We knew we were going to love this new venture as soon as we found out that the winemaker, Tamra Kelly-Washington, had grown up in Marlborough (during the region’s explosion) and started her career at the incredible Seresin Estate. What a place to cut one’s teeth. Following that she headed to the USA, Australia and Italy to hone her skills, then back to New Zealand, spending ten years at Yealands Estate and eventually returning to Seresin. Now she and her husband, Simon, have launched a new enterprise called Kelly Washington. They work with trusted growers who have old vines and high-altitude vineyards, and, crucially, ones that farm sustainably, organically or biodynamically. Together they create wonderfully balanced wines with a real sense of provenance, sophisticatedly packaged in a way that makes you want to buy them all and line them up in a display.

£4.53 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3401799

Style No.: 866393

Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Grapes: Chardonnay
Closure: Screw
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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