Greystone Organic Chardonnay 2018, Waipara

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 05-Jun-2020
Bright, medium yellow colour with some depth, even tone throughout. The nose is voluminous with aromas of melon, stonefruit in the background, fronting with butter, toasty oak with notes of coconut and spices. Full-bodied, creaminess fills the palate with abundant fruit aromas of rockmelon, nectarine; good energy pulling the right amount of acidity, an amalgam of spices shines through with warm toasted coconut and nuts undertone. The mouthfeel is creamy, balanced by lively acidity; leaves a comfy weight without being overt, carries it to a sustained chalky mineral finish. This is a voluminous, complex Chardonnay with flavours of rockmelon, nectarine, creamy palate balanced by fine acidity; bracing warm butter, an amalgam of spices, coconut and warm nuts nuances, leading a chalky mineral sustained finish. Match with roasted chicken, sausage casserole over the next 5+ years. 80% whole bunch pressed, wild yeast, 100% French oak barrels fermented to 14% alc, full MLF. Aged in barrels for 11 months, then further aged in stainless steel for 3 months. No fining. Vegan. BioGro organic certified. 18.5+/20pts June 2020 RRP$42

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