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Pyramid Valley Springs Chardonnay 2020, North Canterbury

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 17-Apr-2023
Bright, pale straw yellow, even colour throughout. This has an enticing, rich bouquet filled with smoky flint, stonefruit, citrus underlined almond and pastry. Medium-full bodied, aromas of nectarine, lemon, grapefruit and zest show focus and concentration, and the creamy palate unveils smoky flint, almond and bitter orange. The mouthfeel is smooth with a refined chalky texture; gutsy acidity carries the wine to linearity. This sophisticated, rich Chardonnay tantalise the palate with acid tension, spice, complex minerals and a citrus core. Match with crayfish & lemon butter and butterfish over the next 5-7 years. Sourced from almost 40-year-old vines in Waipara's original heritage vineyard, own-rooted, handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented with wild yeasts to 14.5% alc, aged for 18 months in French oak before bottling, unfined & unfiltered. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Apr 2023 RRP $85

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