Award-winning winemaker James Rowan has created a Waiheke Chardonnay that pays homage to the regal roamer of our vineyard: Maximus Carter the winery mutt! From Jomara vineyard in Onetangi, it has a sleek body of underlying strength and backbone showcase this thoroughbred. Tall in stature and majestic: a worthy treat for the truly devoted.
Summer peach skin, crushed hazelnut and the enticing scent of musk are interwoven with a nuanced palate of dry earth clay. Touches of manuka honey, a lacy, limey acidity and fresh, slight salinity coming from a sea breeze support this wine with great length and persistent texture – a carefree frolic in the dry fields of summer.
Vintage 2015 93 points Bob Campbell
Vintage 2014 90 points James Suckling
Vintage 2014 Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2015