Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay
A mild spring free of frost alerts, resulted in an extremely good budburst with nice even growth across all varieties. Above average early/mid-summer temperatures with generally settled weather ensured an excellent flowering and fruit set, with January the warmest in over 60 years of statistical records. This led to one of our earliest harvests, however the month also produced another climatic record with by far the highest rainfall recorded for February, necessitating additional canopy management, under vine weeding and inter row mowing.
Low cropping with good open canopies allowed sunlight and wind penetration to do their job, which certainly won the day in a testing, but rewarding vintage.
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol Volume: 13%
Tasting Notes: This classy, single-vineyard Chardonnay is considered to be one of the best in New Zealand. A pure, bright and youthful citrus driven Chardonnay with complex smokey, flint, toast and biscuit notes derived from extended barrel ageing on full solids. The hallmarks of Dog Point chardonnay are ever present here with pure saline and crisp palate structure
Food Pairing: Sea Food, BBQ Pork
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