Value Pick

“A consistently attractive, top-value wine.”

Michael Cooper

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

$24.99 $18.99 elsewhere $24.99

Regions : Marlborough

“A consistently attractive, top-value wine.”

Michael Cooper

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Spy Valley always offer that great mix of quality and value in their wines and this Chardonnay is no exception. There are no short cuts in either the vineyard or the winemaking – hand harvested, free run juice, wild ferment in barrel and full lees contact, this is the stuff of 'reserve' quality wines. This 2016 is drinking beautifully at present.

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"On the nose, cashew nut, peach and nougat like barrel influences. Fine acidity is balanced by a generous palate weight with a saline persistence. Handpicked over six separate passes before gentle whole cluster pressing. Free run full solids juice only is fermented entirely in barrels with around 75% being natural fermentation. After 11 months on full lees the barrels are selected and blended prior to bottling."

Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"A consistently attractive, top-value wine. The 2015 vintage was hand-picked, barrel-fermented and oak-aged for nearly a year. Light lemon/green, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with very youthful, vibrant, citrusy flavours to the fore, a subtle seasoning of oak, good acid spine and a bone-dry, slightly buttery, lingering finish."

Paul Tudor MW, May 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Light gold, with a buttery, toasty nose, this is a light, accessible style, with a creamy mid palate, supported with a dash of spicy oak. Good acidity and generous fruit, a nice easy-drinking style, uncomplicated and smartly priced."

90/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Preserved lemon, nectarine and grapefruit. Tangy and lively, acidity a little choppy, but good flavour and a solid finish. Goes all right. Simple but nicely done."

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