Pyramid Valley, Lion's Tooth Chardonnay, North Canterbury, New Zealand 2019

96
Tasted by: Tina Gellie
(at London, 11 Feb 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2030
Named for the dandelions that dot the early-ripening, low-vigour, limestone-rich block, this is a knockout from winemaker Huw Kinch in his first full vintage in charge at Pyramid Valley. Overt aromas of sherbet grapefruit, lemon verbena, nutty lees tones and fennel flow through the sinewy, elegant palate that's beautifully textured and brisk. Sister Chardonnay Field of Fire (a richer, peachier wine) is equally excellent, as are the two single-block Pinot Noirs Angel Fire and Earth Smoke.
Pyramid Valley, Lion's Tooth Chardonnay, North Canterbury, New Zealand 2019
Producer
Pyramid Valley
Brand
Lion's Tooth Chardonnay
Vintage
2019
Wine Type
Still
Colour
White
Country
New Zealand
Region
Canterbury
Appellation
North Canterbury
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
13.00%
Body
Medium
Grapes
100% Chardonnay