17/02/2020 – Dog Point, Chardonnay 2017

(2020) Made mostly from the fascinating Mendoza clone of Chardonnay which has a 'hen and chick' propensity, developing different sized berries. That means a higher skin to juice ratio and keener acidity than more regular fruit growth. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, 15% new, from organic vineyards and made with natural yeasts and minimal filtration, it's a carefully crafted - but in some ways very un-crafted - wine that displays enough of the flinty, reductive character that is so appealing, without losing sight of the fruit. A creamy almond sheen to the fruit, the palate delivers a smooth and refined continuation, oatmeal and light vanilla notes over gorgeous tropical fruit, sliced through with lime and grapefruit, the swirl of smoke and flint enduring. It's a cracking Chardonnay. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.

One response to “17/02/2020 – Dog Point, Chardonnay 2017

  1. Always nice to see a wine I own picked as the wine of the week, this despite mine being a 2009 vintage. It was a back vintage find and I instinctively went for it. Although you don’t say anything about cellaring potential hopefully it will provide rewards much as the same vintage of Greywacke’s chardonnay did.

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