Silver Wing Waipara Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 10-Nov-2015
A single vineyard wine, hand-picked fruit from 20 y.o. vines, 40% destemmed and given 4 hours skin contact, the remainder WBP, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 15% new French oak, the wine undergoing batonnage and approx. 90% MLF. Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, This has an elegantly concentrated nose of white and yellow stonefruits melded with subtle flinty lees and reductive complexities, along with nutty detail and sweet, lifted oak and smoky notes. A little waxiness emerges in the glass. Medium-bodied, tightly bound and elegantly presented flavours of white stonefruits, nuts and waxy elements feature on the palate. This has a good core with a smooth-flowing, energetic line. The textures are fine and the mouthfeel lively from the bright acidity. The nutty and flinty flavours carry through to a long, lingering, concentrated finish. This is an elegant, tightly bound Chardonnay with nutty and waxy notes, fine textures and liveliness. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 3-4 years. 17.5-/20 Nov 2015 RRP $28.00

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