Stoney Range ‘Reserve’ Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 23-Oct-2017
Bright, light golden yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is tightly bound with taut aromas of yellow stonefruits, along with subtle nutty notes and hints of oxidative complexities. The nose unveils creamy barrel-ferment elements with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a moderately concentrated palate with full flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits with citrus fruit notes, entwined with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment flavours. The mouthfeel shows richness, balanced by fresh, lacy acidity, and the wine flows smoothly to a lingering finish of stonefruits and nuts. This is a moderately concentrated Chardonnay with stonefruit and nutty flavours, a rich palate and smooth line. This has Burgundian character. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Stirling’ and ‘Glasnevin’ vineyards, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months on lees with approx. 20% MLF.. 17.5/20 Oct 2017 RRP $22.49

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