Sanctuary Nelson Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 10-May-2017
Brilliant, light straw-yellow colour with slight lemon-gold hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegantly presented with fresh aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruit, forming a good heart, unfolding a positive layering of lemon-curd MLF. The nose is tightly bound and possesses a steely freshness. Medium-bodied, the palate is finely proportioned with flavours of stonefruits and citrus fruits entwined with lemon-curd MLF and subtle nutty oak notes. The mouthfeel is slippery, with smooth textures and lacy acidity providing energy and tension. The wine carries to a fine, taut and delicately nuanced finish. This is an elegant, refreshing Chardonnay with citrus and stonefruit flavours along with lemon-curd and nutty notes on a smooth-flowing palate. Serve as n aperitif and with seafood over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from Moutere clay soils, fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 15% new French oak, 70% undergoing MLF. 17.0-/20 May 2017 RRP $18.00

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