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Pyramid Valley Chardonnay 2022, North Canterbury

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 09-Apr-2024
Bright, even, pale yellow gold. The nose is full and opulent, with aromas of stone flint, roasted hazelnuts, peach, citrus, vanilla and spice. Full-bodied, aromas of peach, lemon and lemon peels enriched by roasted hazelnut, stone flint and fine spice. The palate is rich with a creamy veil, lively acidity balances and persists a sustained, long finish. Match with roasted guinea fowl and grilled tiger prawns over the next 6+ years. Fruit from old vine Mendoza Chardonnay from Waipara Springs and one barrel of first crop Chardonnay from Lowburn Central Otago. Handpicked, fermented with natural vineyard yeasts and aged in 20% new French oak barrels and 38% in a concrete Tulipe for 12 months before settling in a concrete Tulipe on light lees for a further 5 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Vegan friendly. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Apr 2024 RRP $50

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