2016 Mount Riley Chardonnay
Mount Riley's Estate Range (pictured right) is great quality and value. Each wine in this range is fresh with pure, vibrant fruit flavours and aromas.
The grapes for this wine were grown in the Wairau Valley region of Marlborough. This wine is made from grape parcels where 70% was fermented in new and seasoned French barriques and 30% was fermented in stainless steel.
This style of winemaking enables us to craft a wine with bright fruit forward characters while still ensuring complexity and the depth of flavours imparted by oak influence. Partial malolactic fermentation was allowed for the barrel portion of the wine while it aged for 7 months on lees.