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"Best Marlborough Chardonnay" IWC

Poised, with a delicious mineral backbone & great generosity

Pair this elegant wine with light & creamy seafood dishes

Kelly Washington Rapaura Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

$48.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $49.99 $43.47
6 Btls, $293.94 6 Btls, $255.60
Awarded Trophy Awarded 96/100 Points Organic Wine Biodynamic
Kelly Washington Rapaura Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Kelly Washington Rapaura Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

This winning Chardonnay comes from an old vineyard in the Rapaura region of Marlborough...
$48.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $49.99 $43.47
6 Btls, $293.94 6 Btls, $255.60

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Best Marlborough Chardonnay

International Wine Challenge 2019

Awarded 96/100 Points

International Wine Challenge 2019

Description

Poised, with a delicious mineral backbone this chardonnay has tension, and genorosity at the same time, with a whiff of that classic struck match note that cool climate chardonnay can produce so well.

This winning Chardonnay comes from an old vineyard in the Rapaura region of Marlborough, where sandy loam soils dominate. Larger old barrels have predominantly been used to naturally ferment the wine. Untouched and aged over 12 months, without anything more than a peek in the barrel from time to time, has enhanced the elegance of this wine. 

Kelly Washington's inaugural vintage, 2017, will be one that we will always remember for a variety of reasons. It was challenging, due to a cool summer and late ripening, but careful management from our growers ensured crops levels were kept in balance and the resulting fruit quality was sound. Vibrant flavours, bright acidities, elegance and an overall fine precision– this is what the vintage gave to us, and what we see has translated into the wines.

A 2Ha sheltered, warm, flat site, sitting on sandy loam over clay soils. Planted on a North/ South aspect, these vines are 24 years old. Organically and Bio-dynamically farmed.

At Kelly Washington they seek the most unique and diverse parcels of high quality fruit, which they translate into their elegant and honest wines. Working with such exceptional fruit, our aim is to is to showcase and explore sub regionality of New Zealand's wine growing regions, but moreover making wines of provenance. In many cases, these special sites are farmed organically and bio-dynamically. Therefore it is important for us to take these philosophies into the winery and beyond.

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