Chardonnay 2020

Chardonnay 2020

The story of Nautilus Chardonnay begins in 1989 when the first wine was made from the Nautilus Renwick vineyard. Now, 31 years after that inaugural 1989 Nautilus Chardonnay release, our learnings have brought us to the point where we are fully confident in our winemaking and viticulture programme and house style.
Item No. NAUCHA20A6-CS
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The story of Nautilus Chardonnay begins in 1989 when the first wine was made from the Nautilus Renwick vineyard. Now, 31 years after that inaugural 1989 Nautilus Chardonnay release, our learnings have brought us to the point where we are fully confident in our winemaking and viticulture programme and house style.

The Details

Tasting Note Straw coloured with a lifted nose of ripe apricots, brioche and toasted hazelnuts with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate displays stone fruits and honeysuckle along with a nutty complexity from the natural ferments. The palate has good depth and concentration with a refreshingly long finish. This wine has a tight mineral structure and will develop a creamy texture as it matures.
Best Enjoyed With Delicious with leek, mushroom and mustard chicken with herby cauliflower rice.
Treatment Handpicked grapes were chilled overnight before gentle pressing direct to barrel without settling. The wine was entirely barreled fermented in French oak barriques using indigenous yeast. A short period of lees stirring post ferment adds a textural element to the palate.
Vintage 2020
Varietal Chardonnay
Region Marlborough
Alcohol by Volume 13%
Winemaker Clive Jones
Cellaring Recommendations Enjoy now or cellar 3 - 5 years
Pack Size Options 1 , 6

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