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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2011

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 750ml 2011     
Sku: 1760605

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A textural and full-bodied wine, Cloudy Bay Chardonnay combines New Zealand fruit vibrancy with Burgundian style. Packed full of citrus and stone fruit flavours with a savoury complexity, enhanced by judicious use of new oak, this is an intriguing and complex wine.

Tasting notes
Aromas of freshly baked biscotti, straight from theoven ... grapefruit and lemon peel, roasted Brazil nut and dried figs. Derived from a combination of Burgundian winemaking style and vibrant Marlborough fruit, the palate is chalky in texture and the flavours deliciously refined, with hints of baked apple over flinty yeast characters. The Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2001 is impeccably balanced and shows potential to age gracefully for at least the next five years.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 88 points (Oct 2013)
Scented of white peaches, green mango and pineapple with nuances of cedar, cashews, meal and struck match, the 2011 Chardonnay has a lively acid line that illuminates the good core of tropical fruit flavor though the oak is still standing out a bit on the palate. It finishes long and toasty. Drink it now to 2016+.

Technical notes
The chardonnay grapes, eighty percent the low yielding Mendoza clone, twenty percent UCD6, were harvested from ten estate and grower vineyards located in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. Soils vary from the silty gravels found in Rapaura to the fine silty loams of Renwick and the Brancott Valley. The vineyards are planted at a density of 1,850 vines per hectare and all vines are trained to the Scott Henry trellis system. The average yield in 2001 was 7.1 tonnes per hectare.

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Regional Varietals:
Chardonnay
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir
Regional Wineries:
Barker's Marque Wines
Brancott Estate
Clifford Bay Estates
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
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