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The Second Release Of Church Road Winery's Icon Chardonnay, TOM 2009, Is Now Available

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The Second Release Of Church Road Winery's Icon Chardonnay, TOM 2009, Is Now Available

In late 2009, ten years after the release of the iconic Bordeaux blend TOM, Church Road Winery put a new stake in the ground with the release of a white counterpart - Church Road TOM Chardonnay 2006. The wine became a benchmark for serious New Zealand Burgundian-style whites just as the original TOM did for Bordeaux style reds.

The second release of Church Road Winery's meticulously crafted Chardonnay, TOM 2009, is now available.

Commemorating a great pioneer of New Zealand winemaking, Tom McDonald, Church Road TOM wines are produced only in exceptional vintages, and 2009 is only the second ever release of a Chardonnay under this label.

"Church Road TOM Chardonnay is our flagship Chardonnay named in honour of the late Tom McDonald, an early pioneer of quality wine production in Hawke's Bay and the patriarch of the Church Road winery for over 50 years", said Chris Scott, senior winemaker for Church Road.

"The wine is a barrel by barrel selection of the very best hand-harvested Chardonnay parcels, blended to produce a wine of great depth and character. Only the very lowest cropping blocks are considered for this wine, which in combination with gentle, low-intervention winemaking techniques produces wines with complexity, power and elegance," says Chris.

Each bottle of Church Road TOM Chardonnay 2009 is individually numbered and hand finished. Like its red namesake, TOM Chardonnay is only available at the Church Road Winery and a few select fine wine retailers and restaurants. Retail price is in the order of $70.00.

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