Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2015

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 14-Mar-2017
Bright, light golden-green hued straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is full and elegantly deep, possessing a complex amalgam of white and yellow stonefruit entwined with very fine nutty and toasty oak and subtle mineral detail and complexing suggestions of flinty and oxidative elements. The aromatics are detailed and very harmoniously integrated. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with an intense heart with flavours of white and yellow stonefruits interwoven with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements, unfolding mineral and oxidative detail. The mouthfeel has fine textures guiding the fruit, and the acidity is refined and refreshingly crisp. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is an intense and complex flavoured Chardonnay with stonefruits and nutty, oxidative flavours on a fine-textured, refreshing palate. Serve with roasted and grilled seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the original ungrafted vines, 30 y.o., hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented in 30% new puncheons to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months on lees with 50% MLF. 18.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $41.00

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