Martinborough Vineyard ‘Home Block’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Jun-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly presented with softly interwoven layers of white and yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit with savoury mealy elements. This has good depth and a rounded creaminess from the barrel-ferment, and nutty oak notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, intense and elegantly concentrated flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits with mouthfilling mealy and nutty complexities, unveiling subtle barrel-ferment creaminess and some MLF butteriness. The acidity is fresh and balances the richness. The fruit builds to form a concentrated and powerful heart, and the wine carries to a long, softly layered, complex finish. This is a rich and harmoniously layered Chardonnay with stonefruit, mealy and nutty notes on a palate with subtle, underlying power and fine mouthfeel, the flavours with complexing detail. Approx. equal amounts old vine Mendoza and clone 95 fruit from the Martinborough Terrace, hand-picked and WBP, and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 22% new French oak with batonnage and 75% MLF. 18.5+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $55.00

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