Vavasour ‘Anna’s Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 05-Nov-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is firmly concentrated with deep and layered aromas of sweetly ripe white stonefruits and citrus fruit along with a harmonious amalgam of creamy barrel-ferment, with nutty oak and rich lemon-curd and buttery MLF. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with firm and tightly bound flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with citrus fruit notes. The fruit intermingles with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, along with a suggestion of flint, and lemon-curd and buttery MLF. The mouthfeel is fresh with good acid vitality, and the wine carries along a fine-textured line of tannins, leading to a taut, dry finish. This is an elegant and firmly concentrated Chardonnay with vibrant stonefruit and citrus fruit melded with complexing creamy and nutty oak, with MLF richness on a crisp, driven palate. Match with creamy seafood, poultry and roasted pork over the next 5+ years. 100% Awatere Valley fruit, hand-picked Mendoza and clone 95, fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 18% new French oak barriques, undergoing batonnage and 80% MLF. 19.0/20 Nov 2017 RRP $41.00

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