Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago New Zealand
Central Otago's seminal winemaking estate, Chard Farm's magnificent storage cellar employs the old world technique of sitting barrels on bare earth pits that have been filled with gravel. This lets the cellar breath but more importantly keeps the humidity high, thereby preventing a lot of wine evaporation, known to those who are well abreast of things wine as the angels share. This is particularly important in the naturally low humidity climes of Central Otago.
Chard Farm was established in 1987 by Motueka brothers Rob and Greg Hay. They were the first to come into the area with the intention of setting up a commercial vineyard, settling on Chard Farm after an exhaustive search for a site which best emulated the cool continental climate and soils of some of the greatest wine producing areas of the world, most notably Burgundy and Alsace. The investigation lead to Central Otago, the long term goal being to craft the finest classic cool climate wines in a structured and generously proportioned old world style.
Yellow, bright greenish hues. Fresh Sauvignon style fruit, gooseberry and tropiclal harvest notes. A palate that's lively and fresh, exhibiting perfect balance between juicy fruit and vitalizing acidity, summer in a bottle! Treat your Chard Farm to nothing less than whole snapper with lemon and corriander dressing on a bed of steamed seasonal veg.