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Foxes Island Belsham Awatere Estate Chardonnay 2011
  • An elegant yet powerful wine
  • Cellared for 3 years before release
  • Combines French technique with Marlborough fruit

Foxes Island Belsham Awatere Estate Chardonnay 2011 x6

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Product Code: W5991
An elegant yet powerful wine with ample layers of toasty brioche, apricot, warm lemon, mealy honeycomb & a sprinkle of white pepper, finely supported by wonderful acidity that finishes long and lovely.

Wine Region

MARLBOROUGH

Drink Until

The wine will age for many years to come

Varieties

Chardonnay

Alcohol

13.5%

Foods

Oak

11 months in French oak

Colour

Warm pale gold

Nose

A mealy honeycomb and apricot nose with hints of freshly-baked bread.

Palate

Ample layers of toasty brioche, apricot, warm, sun-ripe lemon, mealy honeycomb & a sprinkle of white pepper, finely supported by wonderful acidity that finishes long and lovely. This wine was cellared for three years before its release in 2014.

Background

A relatively warm growing season by cool climate standards with 20 days over 30°celsius recorded in the vineyard. the grapes were beautifully ripe with concentrated flavours. Hand Harvested around 23° Brix, The grapes were lightly pressed and the resulting juice was then transferred to French oak barrels for natural fermentation by indigenous yeast. Fermentation took 11 months to complete. The resulting wine was then bottled & cellared for 3 years prior to release.

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