2018, Nockies Palette Chardonnay, Hawke's Bay
Review by Michael Cooper in March 2019:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
“The bold, almost brash 2018 vintage (4.5*) was made for Nockie's Palette (in Central Otago) by Clearview Estate, at Te Awanga, in Hawke's Bay. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a powerful wine, crafted in a very upfront style, with concentrated, ripe stonefruit flavours, buttery and toasty notes adding complexity, balanced acidity, and loads of drink-young appeal.”
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WINEMAKER: Tim Turvey
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
COUNTRY: New Zealand
REGION: Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay
TOTAL ACID: 5.90g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0g/l
Strong oak and butter notes, supported by a full palate.
Hand picked then whole bunch pressed. The juice was lightly settled at ambient temperatures. Long, cool fermentation ensued and the resulting wine shows classic pear and butter-scotch characters. Full malolactic fermentation underpinning a full blown oak experience of vanilla and toast drive the wine back to the Chardonnay’s of old.
Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses lively and vibrant flavours of white stonefruits and white florals with subtle nutty notes adding interest. The palate is elegantly concentrated with a well-driven core and line, with fresh acidity enlivening the mouthfeel.
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
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