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  • Intense, concentrated and complex.
  • Beautifully integrated oak.
  • "Youthful wine that’s approachable now "Bob Campbell
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Bouquet: A ripe, citrus driven Chardonnay. Characteristic biscuit and oatmeal secondary characters and mild flinty notes contrast and compliment the fruit.
Palate Palate: Our hallmark fresh, vibrant acidity offered by the Mendoza clone offers vitality and vibrancy. A modest amount of new oak delivering subtle char and phenolic structure to the wine. An intensely flavoured yet youthful and lively vintage for Dog Point Chardonnay.
Food Pairing Seared scallops with avocado, corn and bacon relish.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Chardonnay 2/3 Mendoza, 1/3 B95 clones hand-picked from our home vineyard at 5 tonnes/ha (30hl/ha), from vines dating back to 1981. Fruit is whole bunch pressed and transferred directly to French oak barrels (15% new) and left to undergo indigenous primary and secondary malolactic fermentations for 18 months in older French oak barrels. Bottled without fining and with only minimal filtration.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Marlborough
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.
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Bob Campbell MW
(2015 vintage) Concentrated chardonnay with grapefruit, struck flint, mineral, hazelnut, brioche and spicy oak flavours. Youthful wine that’s approachable now and offers cellaring potential. A very classy wine indeed, with subtle complexity and underlying power.
96
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Huon Hooke
(2015 vintage) Dog Point has delivered yet another very classy chardonnay, which is no surprise given the quality of the 2015 vintage. Complex and powerful wine with grapefruit, struck flint/mineral, hazelnut, brioche and spicy oak flavours. Will age, but why wait?

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