Margrain Martinborough Chenin Blanc 2016

Chenin Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 21-Nov-2016
Bright, pale straw colour, very pale on the rim. The nose is very tightly bound and slender in proportion, with intense and penetrating aromas of acacia white florals, nuances of citrus fruit with lanolin elements, unfolding thirst-quenching mineral notes. Medium in sweetness and medium-bodied, the palate is delicate and fine in flavour, showing gently rich white stonefruits and florals, a hint of citrus and pineapple, along with nuances of lanolin, fresh herbs and minerals. The palate is smooth-flowing with slippery, satiny textures, and the palate is enlivened by refreshing, lacy acidity that provides cut for the sweetness and fruit richness. This has very good intensity and linearity, and the wine carries to a long, lingering finish of white florals, honeysuckle, pears and minerals. This is an elegant, but intense Chenin Blanc, medium in sweetness with a smooth flowing palate balanced by crisp, lacy acidity. Match with seafood and creamy sauced white meat dishes over the next 5+ years Fruit from the ‘Home’ block with a mixture of 36 y.o. ‘Chifney’ vines and ‘Sinnot’ clone fruit , vines about 10 y.o., tank-fermented to 12.9% alc. and 22.5 g/L RS, TA 8.25 g/L and pH 2.91. 18.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $38.00

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