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Hand-picked showcasing an elegant palate with luscious stone fruit

Lifted aromas of nectarine & grapefruit with a hint oyster shell

Well matched with soft French goats cheese

Mystery Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Member rating / 24
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.90 $28.61
12 Btls, $179.88 12 Btls, $156.42


Take a punt and discover a new favourite with our Mystery-Wine ™. Discover the brand on delivery, but until then, we’ve promised we’d keep it secret!


Awarded Gold Medal Single Vineyard
Mystery Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Mystery Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

Member rating / 24
The fruit for this Mystery wine was sourced from a single vineyard...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.90 $28.61
12 Btls, $179.88 12 Btls, $156.42

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

Description

Pale gold colour in the glass. The bouquet presents lifted aromas of nectarine and grapefruit with a hint oyster shell. This Mystery Chardonnay showcases an elegant palate with luscious stone fruit and spice notes. Will continue to improve and reward with careful cellaring over the next five years.

The fruit for this Mystyery wine was sourced from a single vineyard on free draining, river valley soils. This block is one of the earliest vineyard sites to be harvested. The vines are Burgundian clone 95. The high pH and limestone soils impact significantly on the flavour of this wine giving it palate weight and fruit intensity. It also contributes a mineral note on the palate.

The fruit was hand-picked when it reached full physiological ripeness and maximum flavour maturity. At the winery the fruit was whole bunch pressed to ensure the best fruit flavours were preserved. After settling, the juice was inoculated with selected yeast strains. The wine was fermented in French oak barriques, a quarter of which was new oak. The wine then went through malolactic fermentation, followed by ten months ageing on yeast lees with regular stirring. The wine was then carefully blended, stabilised and prepared for bottling.

Food Pairing: Well matched with soft French goats cheese.

 

 

 

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Alcohol

13%

Delivery

NZ $8.00

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (14)

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Fantastic wine. Usually $32.90 at the winery so an absolute steal here. Delicious Chardonnay with just the right oakiness.

Dave - 22/03/2019

A
Yes lovely wine

Alan - 21/03/2019

S
excellent wine and good value from highly regards producer

Stephen - 13/03/2019

Quality Chardonnay at an attractive price

Richard - 13/03/2019

Just gorgeous and very worth the risk. I've had this wine before so was delighted to open the box to such a great surprise.

Debby - 12/03/2019

H
Third purchase says it all

Hugh - 06/03/2019

B
A beautifully balanced and smooth chardonnay.

Brenda - 03/03/2019

An excellent Chardy and even better if not overchilled.

Simon - 16/05/2019

A
very good for this wine .Top winery

Alan - 14/04/2019

M
Delicious

Michelle - 26/03/2019

S
Just as advertised and very good value.

Susan - 20/03/2019

Y
Easy enjoyable everyday drink

Yeen - 20/03/2019

C
Didn't quite meet my expectations. Not the buttery/oaky style I expected. Best with food.

Craig - 14/03/2019

J
Enjoying the wine.. for value excellent buy.

Jane - 07/03/2019


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