A characteristically fruity Chardonnay made to be a perfect early drinking style wine. A medium-bodied wine with fruit-forward flavours and a long, dry finish. The light use of oak during fermentation has given rise to a soft and smooth body and elegant mouthfeel. A light and fruity Chardonnay that is best enjoyed with lightly dressed carb salad or spring vegetable risotto. 13% Alcohol.
The Sherwood Estate 2018 Chardonnay was produced from selected parcels of fruit grown on our Stirling and Glasnevin vineyards in Waipara, North Canterbury. The fruit was machine harvested during mid-April, in excellent condition, and left on skins for a short period. The fruit was gently pressed then racked to barrel (75%) and stainless tanks (25%) for indigenous fermentation and 6 months lees aging. The parcels were then blended together, lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.