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Chardonnay, Block 2, 2017


Colour: White
Producer: Felton Road
Region: New Zealand
Appellation: Central Otago
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Chardonnay, Block 2, 2017

Tasting Note:

Unlike the Bannockburn Chardonnay, the block chardonnays are all made from the famous Mendoza clone, giving a distinct citrus edge to the wines. Much less tropical than Bannockburn, more ruby grapefruit, with a crystallised and salted citrus rind note. Fluid and texture with a clean and crisp finish. An east facing site of 25 year old vines, rather old by New Zealand standards. Aged for 17 months in used French oak barrels.

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The vineyards of New Zealand lie in between the 35º and 45º latitudes, the European equivalent of between Bordeaux and Southern Spain, however the cold, strong prevailing westerly winds from the Pacific make for a cooler overall climate than the figures suggest. Growing vines on the margins can ...