This Dog Point Chard is all class. A hint of struck match, yellow fruits, lime, white flowers, a lick of oak. The palate has a nice interplay between the ripe fruits and acid structure. It is drink beautifully now and will continue to do so over many more years. I’d serve this wine with langoustines if I could.
One of the greatest vineyards I have ever visited and one of my favourite producers. They make Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and all of their wines have complexity, texture and vibrancy.
The New Zealand region that took over the wine world. Defining the way modern Sauvignon Blanc looked and allowing countless consumers to go anywhere and know they can rely on a glass of Marlborough Sauv Blanc. If you scratch the surface you’ll find a lot of really interesting people and wines.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.