Complex mineral nose with hazelnut, grilled almond notes supported by ripe stone, citrus fruits with an underlying salinity. The palate is vibrant with tension and length, showing a nice mixture of bright ripe plush fruit, great structure and texture. There is a salivating citrus drive to the palate which is supported by gentle toasty oak.
Pyramid Valley Chardonnay Pack
Cool climate Chardonnay at it’s best.
Grape variety – Chardonnay
Region – Nth Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Vintage – 2020
Winery – Pyramid Valley
Profile – Stone fruits, light- medium bodied, layered, flinty
The wines of Pyramid Valley are born in the dramatic limestone and clay derived soils and slopes of the estate in Waikari, North Canterbury. A unique high-altitude site that is home to some of the most profound Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the world. Grown biodynamically and following natural principles in winemaking with the use of indigenous yeasts, natural fining and minimal, if any, filtration, Pyramid Valley create wine that breathes of its place and tastes of nowhere else on earth.
At the pinnacle of the Estate are the Botanical wines. These parcels have been named according to the dominant botanicals in the meadow from their beginnings as a vineyard in 2000. Pyramid Valley have created a new dimension for fine New Zealand wine, illustrating the incredible impact of this remarkable vineyard on the sense of wine.
Working with exceptional growers in Marlborough, North Canterbury and Central Otago, Pyramid Valley also craft it’s own Appellation wines. The collection includes a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from North Canterbury and a Pinot Noir from Central Otago, somewhat like the village wines of Burgundy. And, like Burgundy and the Loire, we will celebrate single vineyard and small block parcels named after the heritage of the vineyard, culture and people. The Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Chardonnay showcases the best the region has to offer.
Accolades & Awards
95 Points – Cameron Douglas MS