Dunnolly ‘Reserve’ Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 26-May-2017
Brilliant light straw-yellow colour, a little paler on the rim. This has a soft but fresh nose with aromas of white peaches and yellow stonefruits, along with a subtle mealy and nutty lees layering and a little barrel-ferment creaminess. Medium-bodied, the palate features fresh fruit flavours of white stonefruits and citrus fruit entwined with mealy and nutty lees and oak detail. The palate shows subtle barrel-ferment creaminess, but the fresh, lacy acidity prevails. The wine flows along a fine-textured phenolic line, leading to an elegant, dry, lively and lingering finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is a fresh, lively, but soft-textured Chardonnay with white stonefruit flavours and subtle notes of nutty oak and lees elements. Match with seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3+ years Clone 6 Chardonnay from ‘Dunnolly Estate’, hand-picked and WBP, fermented in tank and 40% in barrel, partially by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in barrel, 20% of the oak new with 60% MLF. Winemaker: Nicky Parish. 17.0+/20 May 2017 RRP $29.50

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