Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2022
Single Vineyard | Marlborough
Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2022
Grown on the Northern Bank of the Awatere River, the varying gravel and silt soils of Taylors Pass Vineyard create intriguing, complex wines. This elegant cool-climate Chardonnay has fresh citrus aromas and refined acidity that is balances with a creamy texture and subtle toast from maturation in oak.
Summer was dry and mild with Marlborough’s signature high sunshine hours and cool nights delivering fruit in the best possible condition. The early autumn season in 2021 provided Marlborough with very stable weather conditions therefore fruit was able to reach optimum physiological and flavour ripeness. The fruit was impeccably clean and the lower yields meant that the grapes packed a punch in flavour and concentration.
The Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the northern bank of the Awatere River in Marlborough, the predominantly dry climate is influenced by cool coastal breezes and winds from Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku. Soils range from silt over gravels, to stony gravels, with large greywacke river stones that reflect heat to assist with even fruit ripening.

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Elegant and complex

Tasting notes

  • White Peach
  • Citrus
  • Grilled Nuts

This wine exhibits complex aromas of white peach, ripe citrus and grilled nuts that are distinctive traits from the stony Taylors Pass Vineyard.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Chardonnay

  • Chicken
  • Garlic
  • Lemon

This delicious Chardonnay pairs perfectly with full flavoured savoury dishes such as chicken, veal and rabbit with creamy, garlic or lemon flavoured sauces.


Best served at: 10 °C / 50 °F

Creamy-textured chardonnay with white peach, nectarine flavours, and a suggestion of struck flint character.



As the wine opens out across the palate flavours of grapefruit and lemon emerge enhanced by the acid line.

92 points

Cameron Douglas

It’s full-bodied, creamy and toasty, full of buttery layers and balanced with bright acidity.


James Suckling

The elegant, very harmonious 2022 vintage is bright, light yellow/green, fresh and weighty.

Michael Cooper

Recipe pairing

Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle

Rich, cheesy, oh-so-delicious, this Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle with fried sage and walnuts is the ultimate comfort dish. It’s an ideal match to our Chardonnay with its touch of buttery oak and vibrant notes of stone fruits, citrus, and fig.



The climate is predominantly dry and sunny, influenced by coastal breezes and winds, the Chardonnay produced displays subtle more lemon/lime and white stonefruit flavors, with mineral notes imparted by the stony, alluvial soils vines are grown in.

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