2018 Tatty Bogler Chardonnay
Otago’s early Scottish settlers used scarecrows or “tattyboglers” as they called them, to protect their precious crops from the hungry and unfamiliar New Zealand birdlife. Today, that success is celebrated in the raffish image of our own Tatty Bogler, whose spirit still guards the vineyards of the region.
Cocooned by mountains on all sides, the Waitaki Valley wine-growing region lies 40km inland from the Pacific Ocean on the southern flanks of the Waitaki River. Our warm north west sloping vineyard consists of ancient white limestone soils, inter-layered with river gravels, allowing grapes to truly ripen in this southerly latitude.
A southern hemisphere twist on French Chablis. Fermented and aged in seasoned French oak barriques; it has a delicate fragrant bouquet of green apple and aromatic herbs, accompanied by nutty, toasted brioche undertones. A powerful weighty wine with refined citrus flavours and hints of ripe quince. Buttery and creamy on the palate with a strong “chalky” mineral backbone. -Uniquely Waitaki!
ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING
pH 3.47 | T.A. 6.40 g/l | RS 1.4 g/l | Alcohol 13.5%