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VIDAL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2017

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

$22.99 $15.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The 2017 vintage has produced a classic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. Beautifully fragrant citrus, floral and complex notes combine on a finely styled, textured and balanced palate. Food Matches: Fish, shellfish, poultry and fresh seasonal salads.

Juices from gently pressed grapes were partially settled before being racked with light lees to French oak barriques (20% new) for natural and inoculated fermentation. Following this, some batches went through natural malolactic fermentation to balance out natural acidity. Oak barrels were selected for their subtle flavour and aroma profile, adding complexity gained from 10 months maturation on lees."


90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Toasty, creamy and fruity scents of Chardonnay with vanilla and baking spice layers from oak, a soft, burnt butter creamy note and baked yellow fleshed stone fruit aromas. Dry, fruity, fleshy and creamy with decent weight and acidity, flavours of oak and fruit, a soft wood tannin layer with vanilla, peach and apple. Balanced, well-made and ready to enjoy. Best from today and through 2022."


4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, August 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright straw-yellow colour with light green-gold hues, lighter edged. The nose is full and voluminous with soft and well-packed aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruit melded with a layer of nutty notes and a thread of flinty, reductive complexities, unfolding smoke and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has mouthfilling flavours of white stonefruits and citrus fruit with flinty reduction. The wine has good breadth and depth and the flavours flow positively along a fine-textured line growing in fullness, with lacy acidity lending freshness and energy. Notes of toast and minerals emerge to add detail as the wine leads to a softly full, even finish. This is a mouthfilling Chardonnay with stonefruit, smoke, flinty and minerals with light textures and fresh acidity. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit predominantly from the ‘Keltern’, ‘Kokako’ and ‘Lyons’ vineyards, fully barrel-fermented, partially by indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees in 20% new French oak barriques, the wine undergoing partial MLF."

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