Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Nelson - Moutere, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Patrick Stowe
Nelson still seems to get forgotten by many a wine buyer - be it in their favourite wine store on perusing a wine-list. So please do whatever it takes to jog your memory next time it comes to enjoying a glass of wine and keep Nelson as an option. This Nelson Chardonnay has its own unique personality that will not only please you and your guests, but may even make you start to question which is your favourite style of this dynamic grape.
This particular wine was 100% barrel fermented in French oak. The grapes were picked by hand and carefully whole bunch pressed, followed by cool fermentation in traditional oak barriques, with the lees being routinely stirred by Patrick for 11 months.
In the glass you have a bright golden yellow colour. On the nose you are greeted by lively citrus and toasted caramel notes that excite the senses and alert the palate for things to come. In the mouth the wine is fresh and vibrant; smooth, round and generous. A nicely layered wine with elegant sweet nut and toasted oak notes shining through with mineral notes that echo on the long and impressive finish.
Serve at 10-14C.
Drinking perfectly well this season; and will age gracefully for another 3-4 years.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with poultry, pork, rabbit, fish and pasta which features cream or butter, enjoy.