Astrolabe Marborough Chardonnay 2014
Glass bottle 750ml
Marlborough, New Zealand
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A very warm and early season in Marlborough, with growing degree days well above the long-term average. Occasional rain and less blustery wind in the lead-up to harvest ensured plenty of groundwater and healthy vine canoplies. Dry weather through early harvest gave way to rain at the end, after all the chardonnay was in. Soils Largely grown on a free-draining silty loam, with some on the tight clays of a steeply sloping hillside. Standard trellis with pruning to tow canes and vertical shoot positioning. Vines are trimmed closely, well tucked, with minimal leaf plucking. Extensive fruit thinning enhances concentration of flavour. The fruit was hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques and puncheons, using both select and wild yeast while undergoing frequent batonnage. Full malolactic fermentation was followed by ten months barrel maturation, creating a wine with texture and complexity. 92 point Wine Spectator lmpressive, evoking the supple, fleshy texture of biting into a ripe white peach. Features plenty of mouthwatering acidity and notes of lemon, ruby grapefruit and pineapple. Residual Sugar: 2.1 grams/litre pH: 3.34 Acidity 5.0 g/l Colour/Appearance Mid straw-gold. Aroma/Bouquet Full ripe melon dried stone fruits, fig, light nut meal and brûlée notes, with some light leesiness. Palate A wine of gentle creaminess and elegant texture, with tropical and stonefruit flavours, pleasing weight and long, dry finish. Suggested Foods Great with poultry, pork and light game, creamy seafood and pasta dishes, mushroom risotto, and paella. Serve Cool room temperature.