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- 96p by Ken Gargett
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Pyramid Valley ‘Field of Fire’ Chardonnay 2018 – Only 99 six-packs of this wine were made. That gives you an idea of the rarity of this cult offering. From a tiny south-east facing block on the Waikari Estate on Pyramid Valley Road, planted in 2000. A biodynamic vineyard, this wine is foot stomped and whole bunch pressed. Wild yeasts, 17 months on lees in barrel, then bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Powerful, nutty and complex. There are summer herbs and tropical and citrus notes. The highlight is the lovely creaminess of the texture. Incredible length, juicy acidity. Many years ahead. A seamless and superb Chardy. 96. $150.