Country: New Zealand
Region: Wairau Valley / Cloudy Bay, Marlborough
Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Wine
Vinification: Manual harvest grapes are taken from three different organic vineyards. Pressed directly into French Oak. 5% new. Wild fermentation and matured in the same vessel with time spent on lees. Full malolactic fermentation, unfined and unfiltered.
A rich, textural Chardonnay with great concentration. Pale lemon in colour, aromas of vanilla, toasted chestnut and sea spray. A wine to have with food.
Selection Massale is run by Dan Gillett, founder of New Zealand's foremost organic and natural wine distribution company, Wine Diamonds. Started in 2022, with fruit sourced from various organic vineyards across New Zealand and Australia, Dan set out to produce consistently delicious, well made, organic wines that best represent variety, region, and vineyard. “Selection Massale” is the French term used to describe the traditional method of vineyard propagation and involves selecting particular vines within an established vineyard and using this as the genetic stock to plant a new one. Before the widespread use of single clone planting, it was not uncommon for considerable genetic diversity to exist within an old vineyard. Protecting this diversity is the reason that the process continues today. All vineyards have a unique character, and thus Selection Massale was born; a selection of unique wines
from unique vineyards from around New Zealand and Australia.