Passage Rock Chardonnay


Light Chardonnay with fine mineral, melon and oak flavours. I like the style better than the fleshy, buttery wines more typical of this region. Subtle flavours and gentle acidity make this an excellent food wine.


“Passage Rock has emerged to challenge the best wines being made on Waiheke Island – this is clearly a winery to watch”


Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Origin of fruit: Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Winemaking: whole bunches of pristine chardonnay grapes were gentle pressed then fermented in French oak barriques Left on light lees for 8 months, with monthly lees stirring whilst in barrel. Partial malolactic fermentation was also carried out for a creamier soft texture.

profile: lovely aromas of Peaches and cream, fresh straw and cashew with a hint butterscotch and biscuit are supported by a rich full palate with zesty finish

Food Match: Great with cheese, chicken, and pulses

Alcohol content: 13%

Cellaring potential: Up to 2016


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