Pōtiki meaning ‘last born’ in Maori is blended from a selection of newer plantings on the Martinborough Terrace. More reactive to the vintage conditions than our older established vines, this first release 2018 Pōtiki Chardonnay is engaging and vibrant.
The nose has gorgeous aromas of orange blossom, almond, white peach and lemon zest. Notes of toasted seeds and apple combined with a mineral salinity gives the palate complexity and depth. The palate’s overall lift and lightness hides a considerable amount of concentration and a core of fine phenolics.
This is a youthful wine, delicious drinking now, but it will also reward further with cellar age.