Chardonnay is a very versatile wine, as it can be made using different techniques to produce flavours to suit every palate. This is why we have chosen to present to you a mixed case of Chardonnay - allowing you to experience the beauty of three individual wines from 3 different wine-growing regions. Included in this case are two bottles of the Bascand Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, two bottles of the Tolaga Bay Estate Lightly Oaked Chardonnay 2011 and two bottles of the Anchorage Nelson Chardonnay 2010.
You'll love the Anchorage Nelson Chardonnay 2010 - a classic toasty 'vanilla and nuts' creamy Chardonnay all the way from Sunny Nelson. Light pale honey coloured, this oaked Chardonnay opens with vanilla, smokey toasted oak and slight hazelnut overtones on the nose. The initial palate is peach and coconut leading into butterscotch, caramel and vanilla with a lingering oak and hazelnut finish, echoing toasty lees. A soft, approachable and well balanced Chardonnay.
Sue Courtney from Wine of the Week has described the Bascand Marlborough Chardonnay 2009 wine as "Yellow gold with a rich, buttery, toasty aroma infused with stonefruit and nutty oak followed in the palate by rich mealy characters with funky, savoury nuances from partial wild ferment. A very enjoyable wine with juicy stonefruit and citrus, a touch of caramel, terrific mouthfeel, expansive finish and takes chilling well. 4.5 star quality, 5 star value."
The Tolaga Bay Estate Lightly Oaked Chardonnay 2011 was crafted from grapes grown in the free draining soils of our Riverlea vineyard, Tolaga Bay near Gisborne. The grapes harvested in superb condition, lightly crushed with long slow fermentation and delicately oaked have produced a stylish wine that displays complexity and richness on the palate. Enjoy this wine from “The First Vineyard in the World to See the Sun” on the unspoiled East Cape.
This is a great Chardonnay sampler pack - perfect for kicking into early Autumn! Wines from Marlborough, Nelson and Gisborne! And what amazing value for money, at just $9 per bottle!
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