Millton ‘Estate’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 12-Mar-2014
Bright, light golden syraw-yellow colour, pale on rim. The nose is fresh and intense with aromas of pure white stonefruits and minerals enhanced by a core of exotic floral and citrus zest from the Viognier component, the bouquet building in richness and depth in the glass. Very dry to taste and medium-bodied, this features a striking and piercing palate profile featuring exotic floral and pure zesty apricot flavours melded with restrained white and yellow stonefruit notes. The mouthfeel is racy and bright with slippery acidity, but the palate grows in richness and suggestions of unctuousness. Subtle phenolics are present and guide the flavours to a crisp, dry, textured and thirst-quenching finish. This is a dramatic, exotic, Viognier-influenced, dry Chardonnay with raciness and good palate presence. Match with seafood and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. 86% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier and 4% Marsanne from the ‘Riverpoint’ and ‘Opou’ vineyards, fermented to 13.0% alc. and 5.2 g/L RS. Certified BioGro organic and Demeter biodynamic. 17.5-/20 Mar 2014 RRP $19.99

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