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"A fruit-focused & appealing wine" Bob Campbell, MW

"Mouth-filling Chardonnay with grapefruit, green apple, oyster-shell, bread crust & brioche" Bob Campbell, MW

Cloudy Bay clams with speck & Italian parsley

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

$27.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $167.94 6 Btls, $146.03
Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

A blend of outstanding vineyard sites located in the Southern Valleys & Wairau Valley Marlborough sub regions...
$27.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $167.94 6 Btls, $146.03

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Green apple
  • Bread crust
  • Smooth-textured

"From hand-picked grapes grown in the Wairau and Southern Valleys. Smooth-textured, mouth-filling chardonnay with grapefruit, green apple, oyster-shell, bread crust and brioche flavours. A fruit-focused and appealing wine" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2020

Uncharted Chardonnay is an excellent showcase of a cool-climate Marlborough Chardonnay. Look for notes of white peach, lemon, toasted hazelnut, and flint on the nose. Enjoy the rich, concentrated palate, with bright zest balancing the fruit sweetness. Ripe lemon and peach flavours, with grapefruit on the finish.

A blend of outstanding vineyard sites located in the Southern Valleys and Wairau Valley Marlborough sub regions. Vineyards chosen all have heavy soil which gives subtle flint character and more texture in the wine.

The fruit was picked then immediately pressed at the winery. Juice then settled overnight before being racked to tank and having yeast added ahead of transfer to oak barrels. It was fermented then matured in predominately French oak hogsheads and puncheons and 1000L German oak barrels for 10 months. Oak age was 12% new, 18% one year old with the balance older. This selection was to ensure the wine had subtle oak character which allowed the fruit to shine. The wine was fined and filtered for bottling.

The 2020 harvest season will be one to remember for decades to come. Just as harvest had started the government announced a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. Despite the adversities that this put on the team, 2020 produced some spectacular results with top quality fruit and what will be an outstanding vintage. Only the best Chardonnay fruit was hand harvested from select blocks in the Wairau and Southern Valleys.

Discover a place between the snow and the sea. Where mountain ranges give way to rivers, and sunshine reigns supreme. Where the three Giesen Brothers discovered an affinity for the finest Marlborough wines, and where they craft their tribute to this beautiful, untameable region.

Share in four decades of passion and craft. Discover the best of Marlborough with Uncharted.

Food Pairing: Cloudy Bay clams with speck and Italian parsley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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