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The Max
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Introducing The Max – a limited edition wine collection that is the perfect marriage of art and wine. This extraordinary release is a collaboration between Lawson’s Dry Hills and the renowned New Zealand artist, Max Gimblett. The Max features two exquisite wines – a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir – that blend the best of provenance, tradition and innovation. What makes this collection truly unique is Max’s strikingly bold and powerful artwork that graces each label. Limited production of just 300, hand-numbered bottles.

$180.00

The Max
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

This first ever release of The Max is a special collaboration between us and renown New Zealand artist, Max Gimblett. Just two wines, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir, they are a combination of provenance, tradition and innovation with Max’s extraordinary artwork as the label. His strikingly bold, powerful brushwork, balance, depth and choice of colours hinting at the power and complexities of both the art and the wine.

Vineyards and viticulture

“The Chardonnay is from our coastal vineyard in the Wairau Valley, with vines in excess of 20 years old. The grapes were pressed and the juice went straight into French oak for fermentation. It was left for almost a year before bottling. The Pinot Noir is a combination of grapes from the company’s Waihopai Valley vineyard and the Barnsley Block, also in the Waihopai Valley. These vineyards are both 20 years old. It was small batch fermented, then pressed to barrel. Clones are 5, 667 and 115 and oak was medium toast, Damy.”

Winemaking

“The Chardonnay’s grapes were pressed and the juice went straight into French oak for fermentation. It was left for almost a year before bottling. The Pinot Noir was small batch fermented, then pressed to barrel. Clones are 5, 667 and 115 and oak was medium toast, Damy.”

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Gold Medal & Trophy Winner

We’re delighted that our Reserve Chardonnay was awarded a Gold medal and the Marlborough Chardonnay Trophy at the recent 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Now in its 39th year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

Well done team!