Montna 2007 Terrior Series Waihirere Chardonnay

Posted on December 13, 2010

Montana created the Terroir Series to showcase how varietal expression varies based on terrior in New Zealand's wine growing regions. As the country's largest wine producer, Montana has been leading the New Zealand wine industry for years. Grapes have been grown on Montana's Ormond Estate Vineyard for decades, and their knowledge of its history is obvious. Wines produced from this vineyard are consistently among the best Chardonnays in the country.


Winery - Montana

Location - Gisborne, New Zealand

Wine - Montana 2007 Terrior Series Waihirere Chardonnay

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay

Appellation - Gisborne

Alcohol - 13.9% v/v

Price -$29 NZD

Nose/Aroma - Peach and melon with a hint of nutiness. 

Palate/Flavors - White peach and grapefruit flavors dominate, accentuated by rich cream and vanilla flavors. This wine is soft but quite mouth-filling, with a good balance of acid. Lingering finish of peaches and cream.

Style - Burgundian. 


Food Pairing - Some nice garlic buttered crayfish (term used by Australians and New Zealanders to refer to spiny lobsters). 

Comments -  Beautiful wine, some time in the bottle has allowed it to develop nicely. Still has plenty of life left, I think it will continue to improve with another couple years.