Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 16-Jan-2015
Fruit showing ‘hen and chicken’ from ungrafted vines, nearly 30 y.o., fully indigenous yeast fermented in 70% old puncheons with full solids to 13.5% alc., the wine aged on lees with full MLF. Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with firmly bound aromas of vibrant yellow stonefruits melded with nutty notes and complexing savoury secondary, mineral elements. The fruit has clarity of expression with freshness. Medium-full bodied, concentrated and deep flavours of white and yellow stonefruits are interwoven with savoury and aromatic nutty notes. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively with plenty of acid energy underlining the fruit flow. The wine has a linear core following a fine, textural thread, unveiling layers of savoury stonefruit and nutty detail with subtle oak and minerally nuances as it carries to a long, softly refreshing finish. This is a complex-flavoured savoury, stonefruit and nutty Chardonnay with excellent vitality and fresh acidity. Match with seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. 19.0-/20 Jan 2015 RRP $38.00

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