Clos de Ste Anne ‘La Bas’ Gisborne Chenin Blanc 2014

Chenin Blanc from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 03-Feb-2016
Bright, light golden-yellow colour, a little lighter on edge. The nose is full and rich with good density of white and yellow stonefruit aromas entwined with complexing flinty lees and subtle minerally reductive nuances. Pineapple and tropical fruit detail emerges with time in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of white and yellow stonefruits, white florals and nuts is initially shy, but unveils tropical fruits, pineapple, flint and mineral elements. The palate has good underlying alcoholic power and body, balanced by a fine phenolic line and crisp acid bite and cut. The palate leads to a dry, taut and firm finish with fine textures and good length. This is a taut and firm, dry Chenin Blanc with good body, stonefruit, tropical fruit and flinty flavours and fresh acidity. Serve with seafood, white meats and Pacific Rim fare over the next 4-5+ years. Chenin Blanc fruit from ‘La Bas’, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in 600 L demi-muids to 13.5% alc., 2.1 g/L RS, TA 6.0g/L and pH 3.59, the wine aged 9 months in 3-4 y.o. oak on lees with batonnage, with no MLF of consequence. 18.5+/20 Feb 2016 RRP $75.00

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