*** 2013 Vintage Won Gold at the Air New Zealand Wine Show, 2015 Results not yet released ***
Country: New Zealand Region: Martinborough
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Palliser Estate
The history of Palliser Estate winery goes back decades. Palliser’s first grapes were harvested in 1989. Today, the vineyard has spread across 92 hectares that produces predominantly Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
"Palliser Estate Chardonnay is a celebration of strong, citrusy fruit flavours, it is gently seasoned with oak, producing a delicious wine with subtle winemaking input and concentrated varietal flavours". Gracefulness, delicacy, finesse - these are its key attributes. Michael Cooper - Classic Wines of New Zealand
Ageing Potential:Drink Fresh
Bright, even, light lemon-yellow colour with slight green hues.
The nose is elegantly concentrated with tight aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, along with citrus fruits, entwined with flinty less and reductive complexities, and fine, nutty oak and lifted aromatics. This is refined in expression.
Medium-bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with flavours of white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with gentle nutty elements, oak toast and nuances of flinty minerals. The mouthfeel shows barrel-ferment creaminess, balanced by a line of ripe acidity. The wine flows with good energy, the concentrated, rounded core carrying to a long, creamy, nutty finish. This is an elegant and softly concentrated Chardonnay with harmonious layers of stonefruit, nuts and flint and a creamy mouthfeel
Food Matches:Foie Gras / Smoked Fish / Goat Cheese / Risottos