Growing Region: Gisborne, New Zealand
Owners: Kirsten & Richard Searle
This idyllic spot in Gisborne is more than just picture postcard memorable - but also for the wines that Richard & Kirsten Searle are nurturing back to life on this 15 hectare Matawhero Estate which has now been replanted and revitalised. The release of this new Matawhero wine continues the rekindling of this renowned label and wines. For those not up to speed - originally established in 1968 by Bill Irwin, Matawhero Wines defied expectation and made wines of boutique standing and international acclaim, changing the face of New Zealand Winemaking forever.
The Matawhero Church has graced the wine label since 1975 and the 'Church House' series, is a collection of small and unique parcels of wine, is a tribute to this historic building and inspired by the pioneering spirit of the founder. In keeping with this tradition, they have released this new Chardonnay clone, noted for its Muscat characters.
Named after the oldest building in Gisborne, the Matawhero 'Church House' Series carries on the innovative and pioneering spirit of original founder, Bill Irwin. In the glass this 'Chardonnay Musque' clone has a dramatic aroma of exotic musk, fresh spice and even tropical fruits. The palate is fresh with ripe stone-fruits, musk, spice and sweet melon. The wine has a well balanced mouth feel and a pleasant lingering finish. Chill and serve between 8-10C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer; and over the next 2-3 years.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with Asian seafood cuisine, white meats and light pasta dishes, enjoy.
An unforgettable aroma, with a ripe palate.