TONY BISH GOLDEN EGG CHARDONNAY 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Delicate aromas of white flesh peach with complex citrus notes of Meyer lemon, lemon blossom and lemon curd. There are nuances of almond milk and wet stone minerality.

The palate has mouth-filling richness and mid-palate opulence, framed with fresh citrus acidity. There is a salty minerality that along with the lemon/lime acidity provides superb length and freshness on the finish.

Hand-picked Hawke’s Bay Mendoza Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed, with only free run juice progressing to ferment in two concrete egg fermenters. Egg shaped fermenters keep yeast lees in suspension through the naturally occurring convection currents unique to the egg shape. Purity of fruit is maintained, richness and texture build, and the wine develops in a way totally different to stainless steel tanks or oak barrels."


5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"This is about texture, poise and impeccable harmony. Beautifully composed and elegantly expressed, this stylish chardonnay offers aromas of white stone fruit, rockmelon, nougat and hazelnut with nuances of oatmeal and lemon peel notes. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted with rounded mouthfeel and creamy texture, brilliantly framed by seamlessly integrated acidity, finishing superbly long and expansive. A restrained beauty. At its best: 2018 to 2024."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues and some depth, a little lighter edged. This has a very fresh and elegant nose with subtle aromas of white stonefruits along with an overlay of nutty and yeasty lees and soft, thirst-quenching mineral notes. The aromatics are well proportion with good depth and expressed with clarity. Medium-bodied, the plate is fresh and lively with gently rich and vibrant fruit flavours of white stonefruits entwined with nutty, yeasty lees, unfolding nuances of smoke, The flavours show precision and clarity, with slippery and mouthwatering, piquant acidity enlivening the mouthfeel. The wine flows easily along a very fine phenolic-threaded line, leading to a long finish with nutty and yeasty elements. This is a fresh, lively and subtly rich-fruited Chardonnay with yeasty and nutty detail on a slippery, fine-textured palate. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. 100% hand-picked Hawke’s Bay Mendoza clone fruit, with fermentation in two 1,600 L concrete eggs and two barriques, one new and one 2.y.o. with high solids, accounting for 12% of the total, the wine at 13.0% alc., all of the wine aged 11 months on lees with approx. 75% MLF conversion."


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