Bishops Head Waipara Valley Chenin Blanc 2015

Chenin Blanc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 29-Jan-2017
Bright, light golden-hued yellow with some depth, lighter on the edge. This has a light, but firmly concentrated nose of white stonefruits melded with flinty, minerally reduction and nutty lees elements, unfolding suggestions of smoke and toast. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has flavours of white stonefruits overlaid by flinty, mineral reduction, nutty lees and smoke. The mouthfeel is brisk and racy, the acidity providing liveliness and energy, the wine flowing along a fine-textured line. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of flint, minerals and stonefruits. This is a taut, refreshing, dry Chenin Blanc with flavours of white stonefruits and flinty reduction, with nutty and smoky suggestions. Match with grilled and roasted seafood dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Mairehau’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented in 450 L and 600 L puncheons to 13.0% alc. and approx. 6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees for 12 months in 30% new barrels. 16.5-/20 Jan 2017 RRP $30.00

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