2019 The Fifth Innings

Most definitely the Queen of the Chardonnays, even mum says this is her pick when she wants a good night out on the tiles. But don't let that scare ya. We really set out to make the very best Chardonnay we could from our very best fruit, made the good old fashioned way. This is a totally badass Chardy - definitely made for Chardy fans.

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HOW IT GOES DOWN

Golden and vibrant in the glass, the wine is full bodied with great texture and weight from the ripe fruit and beautifully supported by the use of toasty oak. Dry and finishing long this well balanced and attractive wine combines the best of ripe Marlborough fruit with complexity and weight from the barrel

The Fifth Innings

When a professional cricketer reaches their 'Fifth Innings' it is said that they hang up their helmet and head to the smoko room for the metaphorical aftermatch 'drink'. Trouble is, that 'drink' may drag on for eternity.

So it should also be mentioned that our flagship wine serves as an homage to Mister Misty Cove's former professional cricketing days and now into 'The Fifth Innings' of making fine wine. And in his own words: “I am extremely proud of this very age-worthy wine, its our ultimate expression of Marlborough Chardonnay – it’s extremely exclusive for the ultimate wine lover!”

Expert Opinion

95 Points (5 Stars)

"This is magnificently composed and expressed, showing apricot, rockmelon, vanilla pod, brioche and roasted hazelnut characters on the nose. It’s equally gratifying on the palate, exhibiting outstanding weight and richness, while remaining balanced and harmonious. Splendidly delicious. At its best: now to 2026."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Winemaking

The Misty Cove Fifth Innings is made from low cropping vines from our Flagship Fareham Lane Vineyard. Produced using only traditional methods with minimal winemaking input. The wine is unfined and unfiltered to capture the true essence of the lovely Chardonnay grape and our environment.

Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed directly to 100% new French barrique and aged for 10 months.

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