2012 Pyramid Valley Field of Fire Chardonnay

2012 Pyramid Valley Field of Fire Chardonnay

North Canterbury

On the palate, tight and precise, with flavours of verbena, chamomile, and kiwifruit. Quite young still, but this should age beautifully. Our first vintage working with clay vessels, and the results are fascinating: the giare provide focus and clarity, while the barrels lend richness and opulence. The combination seems better than either component on its own.

“Youthfully closed, the 2012 Field of Fire Chardonnay has lovely nectarine, mandarin peel and lemon curd notes with touches of baker’s yeast and coriander seed. Very tight and minerally, it has a delicate palate, silky texture and long and lively finish.”
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

"An aged Chablis-like wine. Drinking at its peak for those who love this style."
Steve Smith MW, tasted March 2023