Odyssey Gisborne Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 12-Jan-2014
Bright lemon-green hued straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. The bouquet is fresh and up-front with light aromas of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits and subtle mineral and flinty elements, the fruit building with depth. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit expression is light and slender, quite tightly bound, with citrus and minerally flavours. This is fruit-focussed with freshness and positive acidity providing a firm line. The mouthfeel is crisp and racy and leads to a steely, minerally finish with grainy dry textures with citrus and nutty notes. This is a crisp, clean, fruit-driven Chardonnay with good core and dry palate. Serve with seafood and most white meats over the next 3 years. Mendoza clone Chardonnay from the ‘Kawitiri’ vineyard given some skin contact, cool fermented in tank to 14.0% alc. and 2.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 7 months on lees, undergoing partial MLF and blended with 10% wine from ‘Iliad’ barrels. 16.5+/20 Dec 2013 RRP $22.95

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