Martinborough Vineyard ‘Te Tera’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 19-Oct-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is fresh and elegantly concentrated with tightly bound aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, nuances of white florals, nutty oak and minerally lees notes. This is youthful and vibrant in expression. Medium-bodied, the palate has a concentrated core of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak flavours with mineral nuances. The fruit has depth and power, showing good drive and linearity, with balanced acid freshness. The flavours grow, unfolding layers of richness as it flows to a long, stonefruited and nutty finish. This is a concentrated Chardonnay with good power and drive, showing yellow stonefruits, creamy and nutty oak and lees notes. It will develop greater richness and complexity over the next 4+ years. Match with poultry, pork and veal dishes. Clone 6, Rua, 95 and 2/23 fruit from ‘Duncan’s Paddock’ and the ‘Home’ block, 90% indigenous yeast and fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 3% new French ok barriques with some batonnage and 66% MLF. 18.0+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $30.00

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