Our Jb Wines Church Road Chardonnay 2015
Harvest date was timed for our Church Road Chardonnay early in February. The elevated vineyard allows cool evening breezes that help slow the ripening bringing complex fruit character and sugar acid balance.
Hand picked and hand selected in the chill of early morning.
A third of our Chardonnay juice is cooled and racked into new French oak with the balance in stainless steel tank. Natural inoculation for the barrel for fermentation and seeded for tank adding complexity to our finished wine.
Our Chardonnay 2015 wine remains on yeast lees before being racked and blended with finished tank ferment.
We were pretty happy with the 2015 vintage for our whites but easily the standout was our Church Road Chardonnay. Like all good chardonnays, perfect drinking after a few years to develop. Get into it!
Joe Barritt 2016
Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
"Ripe and fragrant. Toast and butter aroma, nice warming nutty citrus palate. Price Point $15.00 to $20.00 US"
Result: 95 POINTS
(What do the Points mean? GOLD = 93-100 Points; SILVER = 85-92 Points; Bronze = 78-84 Points)
Wine Orbit - Ultimate New Zealand Wine Review
It is beautifully ripe and fragrant on the nose showing golden peach, baked apple and vanilla custard characters. The palate is equally appealing with succulent fruit intensity and creamy mouthfeel, leading to a lengthy flavoursome finish. AU$20.00. www.jbwines.com. May 2019.
Result: 92 POINTS
July August 2019 Edition
Result: Best Value Buys- $20 & Under ($25NZ)