Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Chardonnay, 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Chardonnay, 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Chardonnay 100% Wine Style: Oak Aged Whites Winemaker: Luc Cowley Optimum Drinking: 2018-2020 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Bob Campbell Code: 102702 Alcohol: 14%
Estate Notes

Auntsfield’s Single Vineyard Chardonnay has heaps of flavour, richness, complexity, but real balance too, with an elegant minerality all too rare in Down Under Chardonnay.

The fruit for the 2013 was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed, allowing clean and intensely flavoured juice to be crushed from the grape, which was aged in French oak after a long, slow fermentation.

Auntsfield can lay claim to being Marlborough’s oldest vineyard, dating back to the 1860s, when Muscat was the grape of choice for the visionary David Herd who made wines for 50 years until it reverted to being a sheep station. In the modern era, when the Cowley family took over, there were no grapes to be found, and it wasn't until they began researched the history that they realised they had bought Marlborough’s very first vineyard.


“Reasonably bold, rich and quite savoury Chardonnay with a solid oak influence. Citrus/peach fruit flavours take second place to spicy oak and nutty lees influence – the net effect is of a moderately complex wine with cellaring potential and a fairly austere palate at this stage." Bob Campbell

Intense, complex and ripe stone fruit aromas of nectarine, apricots, vanilla and hazelnut, which flow into the mouth, with flinty minerality and subtle French oak influence. Seamless length and complexity - a seriously classy Kiwi Chardonnay.