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  • Gold Medal Winner - NZ Organic Wine Awards
  • Elegantly crafted & vegan friendly, with light oak influence.
  • "This is a very elegant, fine and refreshing, citrussy Chardonnay with creamy & toasty oak", - 5/5 Raymond Chan
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose An elegant citrus and stonefruit aromas, attractive peach and vanilla.
Palate Medium bodied and packed with fresh, fruity peach and nectarine flavours. Subtle oak creates a creamy, textural finish.
Food Pairing Seafood and white meat dishes.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes 2/3 whole bunch pressed with 45% of the juice barrel aged on 15% new French oak. Organic, vegan friendly with 40% MLF.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Nelson
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Biodynamic/ Vegan
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Nelson
Nelson is nestled on the top end of the South Island, two hours to the west of its famous neighbour Marlborough. The wineries are mostly located on the plains, southwest of the town of Nelson, and up on the hills of Upper Moutere.



The region receives a lot more rain than its neighbour Marlborough, however also receives enough sunshine to balance out the rainfall. Nelson’s northern exposure gives it more second highest total hours of sunshine in the whole country. The soil structure tends to clay loams over hard clay subsoils.



Heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon don’t do so well in Nelson, where lighter reds like Pinot Noir and even Montepulciano have had more success. In the whites, Chardonnay of very high quality is being produced, with lesser amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chenin Blanc are also cultivated.



Although it is one of the smaller wine regions, the fact that you can visit most of the wineries in a single day is a bonus!
5/5
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Sam Kim
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with golden hues, pale on the rim. This has a very elegant nose, near small-scaled, but showing attractively ripe citrus and yellow stonefruit aromas along with creamy barrel-ferment elements, nutty oak and delicate, buttery MLF nuances, unfolding flinty suggestions. This is delicate and subtle in expression. Medium-bodied and fine in proportion, the palate is tightly bound with citrus and yellow stonefruit flavours. The fruit is refreshing and vibrant and enlivened by lacy acidity. Spicy oak notes unfold revealing toasty elements. The briskness is balanced by creamy barrel-ferment textures and the wine flows to a long, lingering finish of citrus fruits, nuts and spicy, toasty oak. This is a very elegant, fine and refreshing, citrussy Chardonnay with creamy and toasty oak.

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