Domaine Rewa Chardonnay 2018, Central Otago

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 02-Jun-2020
Bright, even, light straw-yellow throughout with a tinge of gold. The nose is soft, gentle notes of lemon sherbet, grapefruit mingling fresh herbs; poise with underlying power of dusty phenolic and subtle flintiness. Dry on the palate, bringing out a crisp mouthfeel and crunchy wet stone minerality. Creaminess fills the palate broaden its shape; citrus nuances of lemon, grapefruit, mandarin peels levitating with fresh herbs and chalky phenolics; subtle notes of pastry and delicate spices elevated the persistence finish. This is an elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay with nuances of citrus fruit, freshness and wet stone minerality; poise with creaminess, the subtleness of pastry, delicate spices and flintiness contribute to its complexity. Although 2018 was a hot vintage, the fruit has been picked early to retain its freshness to create this elegant Chardonnay. Match with shellfish over the next 5+ years. Mendoza & Clone 15, biodynamically farmed, BioGro organic certified. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French barriques to 13.9% alc. Further aged in oak for 10 months, 36% new, 50% MLF. 19/20pts June 2020 RRP$55

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