Babich Headwaters Organic Chardonnay 2016



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  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Grapes
Sweetly perfumed aromas - nutty, mealy with lemon blossom and a nice cedar edge. The palate is rich and complex with a zesty citrus burst on entry and nectarine and peach on the mid palate. Savoury elements are also apparent. Nice weight and volume and just a hint of caramel on the long finish.

MASTERS MEDAL – Global Organic Masters 2017
SILVER MEDAL – International Organic Wine Awards 2017
SILVER MEDAL – New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2017

Babich Family Estates Headwaters Organic Chardonnay 

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is an integral part of the future of New Zealand wine production, and Babich Wines developed the first vineyard in New Zealand to achieve registration. With our ongoing commitment to protect the environment, through implementing sustainable practices in all our vineyards, it was a logical progression to move to the next step and investigate the benefits of an organic approach to viticulture. Our Headwaters Vineyard is farmed in compliance with organic standards.

Our Headwaters organic block is fully certified and is farmed in compliance with organic standards. 

Marlborough - Wairau Valley

Recommended Food:
This award winning wine would thrive paired with poultry or fish.

Recommended Cellaring:
Enjoyable on release will benefit from ageing of up to 5 years.

Production Notes:
The fruit was harvested in excellent condition from our certified organic Headwaters Vineyard near Renwick in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. The juice was briefly settled then fermented in a mix of new and old French oak and stainless steel vats with indigenous yeast. The wine was then allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. After a long time on lees, to promote mouthfeel, integration and complexity, the components were blended, lightly fined and bottled early in the new year.

Technical Notes:
Alcohol: 13%
TA: 7.3g/l
pH:  3.32
Residual Sugar: 0g/l


(SKU: 1576)

Closure Screwcap
Vintage 2016
Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes Chardonnay
Alcohol % 13.0
Certified Organic Yes
Wine Type White
Packaging Glass Bottle
Volume 750mL

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