Pyramid Valley Vineyards 'Field of Fire' Chardonnay 2020


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Canterbury, New Zealand
93 points


Woof. The new team at Pyramid Valley continue to work wonders with the Weersing's pioneeering organic vineyards - the new releases of the Botanical Series are exceptional but very limited.

Field of Fire Chardonnay is powerfully driven and crunchy, brimming with life and minerality. Orchard fruit, pebble dust, tight acidity and long finish that is restrained for the present.Wild fermented, rested on lees for 17 months in old French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Named after the type of grass growing in the vineyard, this densely planted Chardonnay site sits on a southeast-facing, clay-limestone slope, which has been farmed biodynamically from the beginning. Although recently expanded by one hectare, the original plantings cover only a quarter of a hectare.

Like its three sibling vineyards, it’s a vineyard farmed to Grand Cru Burgundy standards or higher. Fire is a cooler, rockier site than the Lions Tooth vineyard, and the wine typically shows a tighter, mineral core cloaked by layered, complex and fleshy fruit.


93 points

Concentrated nose of dried pineapples, cloves, burnt lemons and buttered toast. Tangy, toasty and intense with a medium to full body. Dense yet sharp finish. Drink or hold.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Food pairing
Chicken and Turkey

Tasting Profile

Golden straw colour with a matt Lisbon lemon hue. Complex medley of grapefruit peel, pine nuts, oatmeal, delicate white flowers and early summer meadow, constrained only by its youth.
Cool, racy, almost pure fresh lemonade juice intensity fills the early palate; steel, saltiness, then more mouth-filling with lemon curd, hazelnuts and an almost sourdough maltiness; finishing long with visions of the sea and grapefruit pith. A sensational expression unique to this place and this vintage.

Pyramid Valley Vineyards 'Field of Fire' Chardonnay 2020

Pyramid Valley Vineyards 'Field of Fire' Chardonnay 2020

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