Oyster Bay Chardonnay
White Wine, 750 mL
|Country :||New Zealand|
|Region :||South Island|
|Producer :||Delegat's Wine Estate Ltd|
|Alcohol :||13.5 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Chardonnay|
|Style :||Full-bodied & Rich|
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
|Closure :||Metal Screw Cap|
A real crowd-pleasing Chardonnay that shows there's more to New Zealand than Sauvignon Blanc. Apple, melon, lemon and well-handled oak - a model for trendy cool-climate Chard. Oysters are an obvious match, but try with sautéed fish or grilled pork chops.
Under the greenish yellow colour, the medium and simple nose evokes floral, fruity and vegetal notes. On the palate, it offers a broad mouthfeel that leads into a medium finish. Enjoy this dry, medium-bodied and fruity white featuring lively acidity.
A rich, structured Chardonnay with concentrated aromas and pure, incisive fruit flavours of ripe citrus and stone fruit, balanced with subtle oak and a creamy texture on the finish.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay truly captures the character of Marlborough with pure, incisive, ripe fruit flavors. A combination of barrel and tank fermentation and the stirring of lees on oak, achieves maximum softness and integration. To retain all the natural assertiveness and flavor, no malolactic fermentation takes place. Clonal influences in the vineyard have been very important, providing smaller berries and enhanced flavor intensity. The result of all of this is a delicious Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay with concentrated aromas and flavors of ripe citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish.
JANUARY 2014 Insider Pick from Kim Giesbrecht, Portfolio Manager for Wines of Australia, New Zealand, Beer, and Refreshment Beverages: "New Zealand offers more than Sauvignon Blanc. A real crowd pleaser with great balance and a great price! " Also featured in Taste Magazine, Spring 2013: Subtly oaky, this classic Chardonnay features solid fruit character. Its fragrant, white peach aromas on the nose are followed by tastes of zesty citrus, vibrant green apple and a nice creaminess from some lees stirring.