||Marlborough’s Wairau Valley—Southern Valley’s sub region (New Zealand)
||Fragile soils, high clay content, clay pans throughout vineyard, formed from ancient glaciers, some of the oldest soils in Marlborough. Clay varies hence suitable for variety of grapes. Good water retention quality, strong root systems, enables roots to push down making vines less reliant on irrigation.
||Selectively hand-picked to ensure the ‘harvest window’ for each sub-block was spot on and the fruit arrived at the winery in optimum condition.
||Whole bunch pressed with the free run juice settled and transferred to oak. Wild yeast starter creating a warm natural fermentation. Fermentation in 1000 litre German Oak ‘Fuder’ barrels, rested on lees for 11 months prior to racking, wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation.
||Price Giesen The Fuder Chardonnay Clayvin Vineyard 2016 € 40.00