Clos de Ste Anne ‘La Bas’ Chenin Blanc 2013

Chenin Blanc from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 16-Feb-2015
Brilliant, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour lighter on edge. The nose is very elegant, tightly bound and refined in expression, with restrained aromas of white and yellow florals and stonefruits, along with nuances of pineapple, unveiling waxy mineral, wet stone and nutty detail. The aromatics grow in presence and depth with aeration. Bone-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the intensity and depth of fruit confers an elegance of proportion. Tightly concentrated flavours of white and yellow stonefruits are subtly lifted by floral and honeysuckle notes and mineral suggestions. The palate features a fine-grained phenolic core of fruit extract, enlivened and driven by bright, lacy acidity. Some alcoholic power underlines the fruit which carries to a richly detailed, long lingering, dry finish. This is a fresh, elegantly concentrated, powerfully driven dry Chenin Blanc with stonefruit and mineral flavours. Serve with seafood and white meat dishes over the next 10 years. Fruit from ‘Las Bas’, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc. and 3.6 g/L RS, TA 7.3 g/L and pH 3.56 the wine aged 9 months in seasoned 600 L demi-muids on lees, without batonnage or MLF. 19.0/20 Feb 2015 RRP $75.00

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