2015 CHARDONNAY

TASTING NOTE

Bouquet: A ripe, citrus driven Chardonnay. Characteristic biscuit and oatmeal secondary characters and mild flinty notes contrast and compliment the fruit.

Palate: Our hallmark fresh, vibrant acidity offered by the Mendoza clone offers vitality and vibrancy. A modest amount of new oak delivering subtle char and phenolic structure to the wine. An intensely flavoured yet youthful and lively vintage for Dog Point Chardonnay.

Food match: Scallops, white fish and BBQ Pork.

Cellaring: Five to seven years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region              Marlborough home vineyards
Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.27
Acidity 7.1 g/l 
Maturation

18 months in older
French Oak barrels (15% new) 

Chardonnay

2/3 Mendoza, 1/3 B95 clones hand-picked from our home vineyard at 5 tonnes/ha (30hl/ha), from vines dating back to 1981. Fruit is whole bunch pressed and transferred directly to French oak barrels (15% new) and left to undergo indigenous primary and secondary malolactic fermentations for 18 months in barrel. Bottled without fining and with only minimal filtration.

REVIEWS

Bob Campbell - 96 Points

Concentrated chardonnay with grapefruit, struck flint, mineral, hazelnut, brioche and spicy oak flavours. Youthful wine that’s approachable now and offers cellaring potential. A very classy wine indeed, with subtle complexity and underlying power.

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