STARBOROUGH SINGLE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"This single vineyard Chardonnay was produced from our Long Lane Vineyard located in the Dashwood area of Awatere Valley. The 100% Mendoza clone was hand harvested and fermented uning wild yeasts in a combination of old and new French oak barrels. After full malolactic fermentation the wine was aged in barrel for 10 months adding weight, texture and complexity to the palate.

Aromas of ripe, fresh yellow stone fruits, complemented with rich, buttery notes and a subtle layer of flint. Generous on the palate - lovely fresh citrus with a well-rounded nutty finish. This wine has intense fruit concentration and the underlying acidity gives great focus."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A delectably expressed chardonnay, the beautifully fragrant bouquet shows yellow stone fruit, mango, vanilla and toasted hazelnut characters with a hint of butterscotch. The palate delivers excellent fruit richness and roundness, wonderfully enhanced by creamy texture and perfectly pitched acidity. At its best: now to 2020."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hue and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and softly concentrated with packed aromas of ripe citrus and yellow stonefruits, harmoniously melded with mealy and biscuit complexities, with creamy and nutty barrel-ferment and oak notes, and hints of buttery MLF, with some toastiness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and well-concentrated flavours of ripe citrus fruit and stonefruits, complexed by a layering of mealy elements and creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, unveiling lemon-curd and buttery MLF and toasty notes. The textures ae fine, and the flavours are mouthfilling with a strong core that caries to a full, citrussy, nutty finish with lemon-curd and toast. This is a full and concentrated Chardonnay with complex flavours of citrus and stonefruits, mealy and nutty elements, with lemon-curd MLF on a strong, driven palate. Serve with grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4+ years. 100% Mendoza clone fruit from the ‘Long Lane Vineyard’, hand-picked and fully barrel-fermented by indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak, undergoing 100% MLF."


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