Greenhough ‘Hope Vineyard’ Nelson Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 22-Feb-2016
Brilliant, light straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, lighter edged. The nose is harmoniously packed with rich and ripe citrus and yellow stonefruit aromas entwined with mealy and nutty layers and waves of creamy barrel-ferment and MLF complexities that build in intensity and depth with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate features vibrantly bright and succulent flavours of ripe citrus and yellow stonefruits entwined with mealy elements and nutty oak, and enriched with harmoniously integrated lemon curd and butterscotch MLF. The mouthfeel is creamy in texture from the barrel-fermentation, but balanced by fine acidity and subtle phenolics. The wine flows smoothly with good energy, leading to a long, creamy, nutty finish. This is a rich and succulent, lively Chardonnay with complex layers of citrus fruits, nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment and MLF flavours. Serve with roast pork over the next 4-5 years. 100% Mendoza clone fruit from the ‘Hope’ vineyard, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 20% new French oak with 100% MLF. 18.5+/20 Feb 2016 RRP $34.00

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