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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$34.99 $24.99 elsewhere $34.99

Regions : Marlborough

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This is a superb new release from Mount Riley under the very successful 17 Valley label. This must be one of Marlborough's most awarded Chardonnays with a serious series of Gold Medals over the years along with countless 5 Star reviews. All up, it's a very smart Chardonnay that represents the best of Mount Riley's fruit and winemaking skills.

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The grapes were handpicked and whole bunch pressed to gently extract juice. The juice was then fermented on full solids in French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, using indigenous yeast naturally found in Mount Riley’s winery and vineyard. Lees stirring was carried out post fermentation to build weight, texture and complexity.

Aromas of stone fruit, citrus and a touch of gunflint combine with beautifully integrated spice and toast characters derived from the fermentation in barrel. A wine of complexity and character. Fruit concentration is supported by mealy texture, spice and toasted nuts, and a bright natural acidity, creating a wine with balance and length of flavour. Drink Drinking well now and up to 2023. Great as an aperitif or match with light red meats, chicken, seafood or cheese."

4 ½ Stars & Top 10 Cuisine Chardonnay Tasting, August 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"A wine with generous, citrusy fruit and mealy, oak influenced aromas on the bouquet. Flavours of roasted stone fruits, smoky flint and brown spice are persistent and well defined yet with a lightness of touch. Lovely complexity and length with a refreshing finish."

Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Very stylish Marlborough chardonnay with apple, nectarine, grapefruit, nutty oak and a tantalising hint of struck flint/mineral character. An elegant, medium-bodied wine with a lingering finish."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"This is stylish and delectable at the same time, showing inviting aromas of nectarine, rockmelon, vanilla and cedar on the nose with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is concentrated and beautifully weighted, and delivers pristine fruit flavours together with elegantly infused oak nuances, making the wine instantly appealing. At its best: now to 2020."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Priced sharply, the ageworthy 2016 vintage was estate-grown and hand-picked at three sites, and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Still youthful, it is very fresh and lively, with citrusy, biscuity, mealy aromas and flavours, showing excellent delicacy and complexity. Fragrant and creamy-textured, it should be at its best 2020+."

NZIWS 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Enchanting white blossom, grilled stonefruit and vanilla pod fragrance with citrus notes infusing creamy vanillin oak, toasted nut and pineapple bread flavours. Long and complex.

Sue Courtney,, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A very inviting bouquet of butterscotch and caramel with wafts of freshly baked golden crunch biscuits. Smooth flowing across the creamy palate with bold flavours of stonefruit, caramel and toasty oak, underlying savoury malty notes and a long generous and powerful finish tinged with cedar and accents of citrus."

Highly Recommended & 93/100 Decanter UK, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Intense and concentrated, this has vivacious nutty and flinty tones giving a savoury, almost wild element. Fresh green herbs and floral purity define the palate; this is the fresh modern style that Marlborough should be showcasing." 

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