Simon & Olive established The Winemaker’s Wife label in October 2015.
“The Winemaker’s Wife is produced in honour of the woman behind the wine. She is a constant source of inspiration, diversion and support. This wine celebrates partnership and is a tribute to all that can be achieved by two people working together.” – Simon McGeorge | Winemaker
Olive Hill is The Winemaker’s Wife; literally and figuratively. Her namesake wines are made for her, by her winemaker husband, Simon McGeorge.
The Winemaker’s Wife 2018 Waipara Chardonnay
Chardonnay is so much fun!
Ours is rich and inviting with flavours of white peach and nectarine, and just the right amount of toasted oak.
The delicious taste of almonds and cream will have you reaching for your second glass.
Awarded the GOLD Medal at the NZ International Wine Show 2019.
Ready to drink now, but will develop further complexity with time.
- Vintage: 2018
- Variety: Chardonnay
- Region: Waipara
- Alc: 13%
- Vol: 750ml
- Code: WMWCH2017
Colour: A clear, pale straw.
Nose: Flinty, smoky oak, a touch of malt biscuit and fresh baked bread, backed up with crisp nectarines and white peach. Bright and lifted, yet wonderfully complex.
Palate: The flinty oak continues into the palate, where it dances with the stone fruit characters across the palate. The texture and weight of the wine gives it a great presence in the mouth, yet there is a line of acidity that asserts itself mid palate, and that keeps it bright and fresh. This will give the wine plenty of potential to develop with time.
Food Pairing: This wine can be paired with handmade fettuccine doused in olive oil, Pecorino cheese and capers. Simple and so delicious. The Chardonnay lightens the dish by cutting the oiliness, yet the flinty oak and stone fruit accompany the nuttiness of the Pecorino and the salty greenness of the capers. Magic. Enjoy!