Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 750ml

Dog Point Vineyard

$27.99
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00300318-01
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Producer:
Dog Point Vineyard
Subcategory:
Chardonnay
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Marlborough
Raw Materials:
Chardonnay
Features:
Organic, Sustainable
Vintage:
2018
Volume:
750ml
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James Healy and Ivan Sutherland will tell you that it’s hard for them to grow much Chardonnay at the extremely high quality level they want for this wine. As with their Section 94 and Pinot Noir, the wine is distinctive due to extraordinary vineyard holdings, intense vineyard management geared towards low yields and hand-picked fruit, and long, low touch winemaking. The effect this work has on the Chardonnay, by nature the least expressive of these three grape varieties, is wild – the wine is intensely expressive, with loads of fruit, leesy character, and chalky minerality that is almost textural. As with all the wines they produce, it is considered a national standard bearer of a different shade. Pale straw in color. The nose opens with gunflint, smoke and gravelly tones sit alongside the citrus core of fruit flavors. The extended barrel ageing of 18 months shows with nutty flavors and creamy texture. The hallmarks of Dog Point hardonnay are ever present here with pure saline and crisp palate structure. This vintage will have the ability to age well.