Church Road Mcdonald Series Chardonnay 750ml
Tom mcdonald (1907-1987) devoted his lifetime to producing outstanding new zealand wines at the site of the current church road winery. Celebrating tom's vision and entrepreneurial spirit, church road mcdonald series wines are complex, textural and full of character. This wine is our most elegant expression of the variety and explores a style of wine that is highly complex and interesting without relying heavily on new wood. Wild fermentation of unclarified juices and the use of mostly older oak barrels, has produced a wine that is fragrant and fruit forward, but complemented by a complexity of gunflint, hazelnut and nougat. The oak is present but plays a supporting role only, helping to round out the palate and add subtle aromatic interest.