Millton Opou Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Notes from the Winemaker: I think this wine has a ‘completeness’. It is well gathered and has harmony across the overall taste. There is an air of antiquity in this style. The bush honey and plush marzipan characters reflect ripe grapes from clay soils.
Total acidity: 6.7 g/l pH: 3.44
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol. Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l
Harvest dates: 31st March – 2nd April 2009
Bottled on: 11th November 2010
Released on: 1 March 2011
4.5 STARS - Cameron J. Douglas, Master Sommelier, July 2011
"Nose: Figs, peaches, melons; silky oak notes; complex, interesting and inviting. Palate: Soft, generous and inspiring. The outer edges of the palate show the acid and structure different from many other chardonnays I have tasted - an electric field of energy that shimmers and draws my attention; cashew flavors from the oak add a delicious and nutty/sweet note; youthful still with medium plus length."
|Region||Gisborne, New Zealand|