Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Tuki Tuki Chardonnay 2022
A fuller bodied Chardonnay balanced by gentle, fresh acidity, savoury umami like complexity and flinty minerality giving the wine a long, lithe finish. The Tuki Tuki Vineyard has typically delivered a vibrant fruit spectrum with an amalgam citrus / citrus blossom, acacia flower and a richer undertone of subtle ripe peach while wild fermentation and lees aging in barrel has overlaid elements of roasted nuts and toasted brioche. Still youthful and taught, with careful cellaring we expect this wine to continue to mature gracefully for 6 years or more from vintage date. With age, the wine will develop more complex, savoury nuttiness and will gain breadth and richness on the palate.
“Terroir is a French word with no direct English translation. It can be described as the flavour of the place. The same grape variety grown in different sites, even in the same region, will demonstrate a unique character related to those individual sites. Differences in soil, slope, altitude, and shelter can subtly or dramatically alter the resulting wine, even over distances of a few metres. The very best sites growing well suited varieties, will produce wines that stand out amongst their peers. Wines of recognisable personality, presence, and above all, quality. Church Road 1 is a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the terroir of our best vineyards.”
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker