Big Sky Chardonnay


An expressive wine from this classic variety.

They call it “the winemaker’s grape”. We make this Chardonnay in the style we really enjoy. Perfectly ripe fruit, barrel fermented, and barrel aged. A luscious and textured wine, full of fruit and youthfulness, and enough backbone to look to the future with confidence.


Colour: Pale gold.

Bouquet: White stonefruit and honeyed apricots.

Palate: Ripe apples, lemon zest, buttered brioche, caramel, and toasted almond. Great length and bright acidity.

Food Match: Roast chicken with pinenuts, and ratatouille.

Viticulturists and winemakers: Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban.




Dry River Flats, Martinborough.

Harvest date:

4 April 2023.

Brix at harvest:

22 brix.


De-stemmed, 24 hours skin contact, then pressed.


Barrel fermented in 2nd fill 500L puncheons.


6 months on lees, with regular bâtonnage. Full malo in barrel.

Wine Analysis at bottling:

Alcohol: 13%.
pH: 3.4.
TA: 9.5 g/L.
RS: 1 g/L

wine - grape processing

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