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“Stone-fruit, toasty oak, yeast”

de la terre Chardonnay Barrique Ferment 2016 NZ

Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Region: Hawke's Bay
Sub-region: Te Mata Special Character Zone, Havelock North
Price Per Bottle:

£24.00

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Style Notes & Key Points

  • A bright and vibrant barrel-fermented Chardonnay – essentially fruit-driven with restrained use of oak, malo and yeast influences.
  • Grapes were handpicked and gently pressed as small batches prior to fermentation in (mainly) French barriques.
  • Estate bottled and hand-labelled, individually numbered, 2615 bottles produced.

Tasting Notes

Definitive stone fruit Chardonnay varietal character with a touch of citrus alongside a lovely seam of lightly toasted French oak, yeasty notes and limestone minerality.

A clean/fresh ‘attack’ leading to a tight and linear mid-palate. Refreshing and lively fruit flavours with obvious French oak and yeast influence. A long finish with citrus flavours kicking in at the end.

Secret Sommelier’s Comments

Tony Prichard certainly knows how to handle Chardonnay. Love the level of oak here. It’s more noticeable than the Reserve, but the texture and flavour intensity carry it so well. Ripe fleshy stone fruit is balanced by zesty citrus and the ‘leesy’ texture from occasional stirring. The limestone minerality comes through on the finish which is long lasting.

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de la terre Chardonnay Barrique Ferment 2016 NZ

“Stone-fruit, toasty oak, yeast”

Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Region: Hawke's Bay
Sub-region: Te Mata Special Character Zone, Havelock North

£24.00

In stock

Style Notes & Key Points

  • A bright and vibrant barrel-fermented Chardonnay – essentially fruit-driven with restrained use of oak, malo and yeast influences.
  • Grapes were handpicked and gently pressed as small batches prior to fermentation in (mainly) French barriques.
  • Estate bottled and hand-labelled, individually numbered, 2615 bottles produced.

Tasting Notes

Definitive stone fruit Chardonnay varietal character with a touch of citrus alongside a lovely seam of lightly toasted French oak, yeasty notes and limestone minerality.

A clean/fresh ‘attack’ leading to a tight and linear mid-palate. Refreshing and lively fruit flavours with obvious French oak and yeast influence. A long finish with citrus flavours kicking in at the end.

Secret Sommelier’s Comments

Tony Prichard certainly knows how to handle Chardonnay. Love the level of oak here. It’s more noticeable than the Reserve, but the texture and flavour intensity carry it so well. Ripe fleshy stone fruit is balanced by zesty citrus and the ‘leesy’ texture from occasional stirring. The limestone minerality comes through on the finish which is long lasting.

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