2013 Single Vineyard Chardonnay
Grown and produced on Waiheke Island, Sam’s first vintage is the 2013 Cedalion Single Vineyard Chardonnay, available now by allocation.
The fruit is from the spectacular Arae Vineyard, a southwest facing 0.9 hectare plot on Te Ara Estate in Church Bay. The 12 year-old vineyard’s cool soils are a mix of clay and limestone – ideal for producing a more mineral Chardonnay with moderate sugars.
In 2013 the site conveyed white floral, lime, pomelo and background flinty notes that benefited from subtle new oak. This wine has a distinctive salty, lean acid profile that provides a zesty structure and the foundations for long cellaring.