The Boneline Barebone Chardonnay 2019


The very name of this wine is suggestive, a wine left on it’s bare bones. It refers to the purity of Waipara Chardonnay made without obvious oak influence. Chablis is stylistically a good reference point. There’s stone fruit and almond on the nose, and gentle, savoury texture in the mouth. The wine finishes with clean, persistent freshness. It’s driven but elegant.

The Boneline team are passionate about the extraordinary place that forms their wines. Vineyards are planted on limestone rich soils, sheltered by the Alps and Teviotdale Hills, yet exposed to Canterbury’s famed, warm nor’wester winds. If you want to geek out, the Boneline refers to the nearby geological signature left by the asteroid impact that caused dinosaurs to be extinct. It’s certainly worth geeking out on the wines themselves.

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