Wrights ‘Reserve’ Gisborne Organic Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 18-Feb-2018
Bright, light golden yellow colour, lighter on the edge. This has a full and gently concentrated, deeply packed nose with fresh, ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits along with citrus fruit elements entwined with creamy barrel-ferment, and nutty, toasty oak. The aromatics are refined and vibrant, and show good intensity. Full-bodied, the palate has rich and deeply packed flavours of yellow stonefruits, tropical and citrus fruit melded with a layering of creamy and nutty oak. The flavours are mouthfilling and detailed in complexity. The mouthfeel is vibrant with fruit richness and energy, and enlivened by fine acid poise, the wine carrying with good drive to a long and sustained, complex-nuanced finish. This is a rich and vibrant, well-concentrated Chardonnay with a complex array of fruit and oak flavours. Match with roasted pork and veal dishes over the next 4-5 years. Mendoza clone fruit, vines 13 y.o., fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 85% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF. Certified Asurequality organic. 18.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $38.00

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