Trout Valley Chardonnay 2016 RRP$16.50

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An easy drinking Chardonnay with ripe nectarine and tropical fruit aromas and full-bodied stone fruit characters.

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Winemaker's Notes

Vineyard - Single vineyard on the Nelson Plains

Soil - Stony alluvial soils.

Vintage Conditions - An outstanding vintage with perfect conditions. Phenolic ripeness was reached earlier than usual, resulting in one of the earliest harvests in the Nelson region. Resulting fruit was ripe, clean and in excellent condition, producing wines which express vibrancy, fruit concentration and complexity.

Harvest Date

Fermentation/maturation - 100%tainless steel fermentation with no malolactic fermentation

Alcohol - 13.5 %

Residual Sugar -  3 g/L

Acid - 6.9g/L

Tasting Notes / General Comments - Clean tropical characters with stone fruit flavours balanced with hints of lime and a fresh finish. A lovely, refreshing crisp wine with no oak influence.

Hue - Crisp Light Straw

Nose - Ripe nectarine and tropical fruit

Palate - White peach, nectarine with a hint of green apple.

Length - Crisp and lingering

Cellar - A fresh Chardonnay enjoyed in the summer or cellar 3 years to develop rich, honeyed characters

Serving Suggestions -Serve chilled with a summer smoked chicken salad, or simply enjoy a chilled glass at the BBQ

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