Main Divide Chardonnay 2023, North Canterbury

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 08-Jul-2024
Bright, even, pale yellow with depth. The nose is full, with powerful aromas of gunflint, tree fruit, hazelnut, vanilla and spice. Full-bodied, aromas of pear and apple are fresh, enriched by roasted hazelnut, gunflint, lemon zest, vanilla and toffee. Ripe phenolics texturise the creamy mouthfeel, along with nutty, flinty elements layering on a lively acid line harmoniously, lending a satisfying and structured finish. Match with roasted chicken and fish pie over the next 3-5 years. Non-clarified juice was fermented in large French oak puncheons with natural yeasts to 13.5% alc, left in puncheons on lees, and underwent spontaneous spring MLF. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Jul 2024 RRP $21.99

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