Karikari Estate Karikari Peninsula ‘Wild’ Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 02-May-2012
Fully barrel-fermented in 500 L puncheons by indigenous yeasts to 13.6% alc. the wine aged in barrel for 6 months with approx. 40% MLF, the wine given batonnage. Bright straw-yellow colour with some golden hues. This has a full, firm nose with concentrated and intense aromas of ripe citrus and exotic tropical fruits complexed by smoky, nutty oxidative and toasty notes with creamy elements. Full-bodied, this has rich, ripe, savoury citrus flavours, densely packed, forming a soft, mouthfilling and textured palate. The acidity is restrained, resulting in a dry expression. There is weight and good power, with a creamy MLF, citrus and nutty amalgam that carries through to a long, nutty finish. This is a full-bodied, softly textured, traditional Chardonnay with a rich amalgam of creamy, nutty flavours in a Meursault style. Match with rich poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. 75 cases made  18.0+/20 May 2012 RRP $40.00

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