Over the past 20 years Ant McKenzie has crafted fantastic wines for some of the biggest names in New Zealand wine - Dry River, Framingham, Mud House, Te Awa and Spy Valley.
Now, under his own banner, he has created a multi-tier range of wines with Theory and Practice range pitched as "contemporary wines with a creative edge" .
Somewhat ironically, this robust Chardonnay bucks the modern trend and shows all the stonefruit, buttery, oaky and creamy characteristics that traditional Chardonnay lovers adore. A new classic is born.
The winery writes "The palate if full bodied and rich with a fullness coming from the ripe fruit and warm barrel fermentation temperatures. Layers of interest and texture are the result of multiple clonal selections and barrel choices. Evolution of flavour, richness and roundness are the result of a ‘hands-off’ maturation approach which include wild yeast fermentation, late malo-lactic fermentation and minimal fining and filtration. The finish is sustained and powerful."