GIBBSTON VALLEY CHINA TERRACE CHARDONNAY 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The China Terrace Vineyard is located in the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. Gently sloped on the lower edge of a large terrace (named China Terrace), it unfolds Pinot Noir and Chardonnay over some 6 hectares. Being over 320m, it retains a coolness relative to Bendigo’s natural warmth. This, and the complex accumulation of loess, clay and schist in its soil, gives wines of fresh, bright complexity.

Pale straw colour. Golden peach, honeydew and barrel aromas come through on the nose. The palate unfulrls with beautiful delicacy, expanding generously yet with quiet grace. The impression is of finesse and elegance with layers of creamy fruit. A subtle minerality punctuates the finish."
Reviews for the 2015 vintage below...
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Here's more evidence that Central Otago has great Chardonnay potential. The 2015 vintage was estate-grown, at 320 metres above sea level, and fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques and puncheons (25 per cent new). Light lemon/green, it is very fresh and poised, with an aromatic, slightly smoky bouquet. A distinctly cool-climate style, it is tightly structured, with strong, youthful, grapefruit-like flavours, a subtle seasoning of biscuity oak, and obvious cellaring potential. Best drinking 2018+."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2015 Vintage)
"From their vineyard in the Bendigo district, this is a beautifully expressed chardonnay showing complex aromas of white stone fruit, lemon peel, almond and oatmeal on the nose. The palate is concentrated and finely textured, and offers excellent fruit purity combined with delicate spicy oak infusion. An elegant, stylish offering from one of Central Otago's top-notch producers. At its best: now to 2020."
Top 10 & 5 Stars Cuisine Chardonnay Tasting, September 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Central Otago makes the Top 10 with this Bendigo-grown gem from winemaker Christopher Keys. It’s a complex expression, with clever use of oak and a touch of flint. Amid all this, the fruit stands tall, juicy and crisp, and the finish is lengthy and dry. It would be a perfect match for seafood chowder."
Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com (2015 Vintage)​
"Light gold, clear and bright. The bouquet is concentrated and full with hints of grapefruit, just out of the oven vanilla biscuits, a waft of nutmeg and a sweet yeasty aura. The taste is concentrated and creamy with youthful acidity, an amalgam of citrus accented with apple and hints of ginger, an earthy flinty undercurrent and wild yeast esters. It has a profound depth of flavour, beautifully honed integrated oak and a juicy succulence to the zesty finish that is long and persistent."


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