Metro Top 50 Wines
Winemaker in Residence Tasting

It’s the hotly anticipated annual drinks list that wine lovers around the country use to shape their post-summer cellar stacking. And we are absolutely chuffed that our North Canterbury Chardonnay made the cut for the second year running in the Metro Wine Awards 2024.

Thanks for joining us at the Hotel Britomart and enjoying our Top 50 North Canterbury Chardonnay. Since its release in March, it’s been flying out the door so we highly recommend securing a bottle (or two!) while you can. Use the code METRO at checkout to sign up to our mailing list and receive 10% off your first order*.

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2022 North Canterbury Chardonnay

“Another top 50 placement for this wine (the 2020 chardonnay made the grade last year) and another great showing for winemaker Huw Kinch...Lemon and lime notes on the nose, with added notes of smoke and flint. Mineral, textural, juicy fruit on the palate, this wine is also lithe, with a great 'bite' - a lovely, fresh acid line.”

Oliver Styles, Metro Wine Awards Head Judge

Hand-picked and fermented with natural vineyard yeasts and aged in 20% new French oak barrels and 38% in a concrete Tulipe for 12 months before settling in a concrete Tulipe on light lees for a further 5 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Slightly hazy, lemon golden hue. Complex aromas of grilled nuts, citrus fruits, florals and a hint of lemon rind. Mouth-watering acidity drives the wine with laser focus, flavours of citrus fruits, toasted nuts and a creamy texture gives the wine body and weight. A classic North Canterbury Chardonnay that is fully ripe and saline.

Huw Kinch, Winemaker

Delivery included within New Zealand for orders of 6 bottles or more.

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