CLASSIC GISBORNE CHARDONNAY INC • WEBSITE CREATED BY DESIGN ARTS
Chardonnay is synonymous with Gisborne, the wine growing region on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Gisborne Classic Chardonnay is a group of artisan winemakers devoted to the rennaissance of enjoyment of this most famous grape variety.
The Gisborne Classic Chardonnay Group represents Gisborne Chardonnay growers and producers who believe Gisborne has a unique chardonnay proposition. Conditions of membership are simple, the winemaker must produce chardonnay, the wine must be traditionally barrel fermented and aged, and the result must melt even the coldest heart.
Throughout its history chardonnay has seen many styles and still does from the huge oak bombs of the 80s and 90s to the oak free styles of Chablis to the elegant complex barrel fermented Gisborne chardonnays of today. To be considered a "Gisborne Classic Chardonnay", wines must be fermented and aged in oak barrels. This is what has been deemed the ultimate style of Chardonnay for Gisborne.