Black Estate ‘Home’ North Canterbury ‘Young Vines’ Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 28-May-2018
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale golden tints. The nose is softly full with aromas od savoury yellow stonefruits and soft nutty notes along with delicate oxidative detail forming a well-packed heart with good depth and intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly full with moderately concentrated, but gently broad and mouthfilling flavours of yellow stonefruits with savoury nutty elements, mealy nuances and a little complexing oxidative detail. The fruit forms a rounded, concentrated core with fine, lacy acidity providing freshness and energy. The wine carries to a light, lingering nutty finish. This is a softly full and gently concentrated Chardonnay with yellow stonefruit and oxidative detail on a palate with a good core and fresh acid. Match with seafood, pasta, poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. From 1.0 ha of new plantings in 2011, clones Mendoza, 95, 548 and 1066, hand-picked and 25% foot-crushed, fully WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in 500 L casks to 12.5% alc., the wine aged on lees 7 months in barrel, all seasoned, with 100% MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 140 cases made. 17.5/20.00 May 2018 RRP $39.00

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