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2014 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay

2014 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay

94 Points Sam Kim
2014 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay
94 Points Sam Kim

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Balanced and concentrated Chardonnay from old vines, this offers the extreme quality-for-value of this variety from Marlborough. Along with the expert winemaking of these old regional players, this label is sourced in Riverby's 29 year old ungrafted Mendoza vines - yes, ungrafted! With creamy-wooded textures balanced by Marlborough citric, stony freshness, this is a punchy yet serious wine for a very, very low price.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

A major factor in Riverby’s success is the total control over all grape production on the single estate vineyard. A significant portion of the vineyard consists of vines with considerable age and this is complemented by slightly younger vines utilising modern clones. This combination of vine age and meticulous clonal selection is readily apparent in the high quality fruit being produced. Vines were first planted in 1989; on land that had previously been used for cropping and sheep farming. Further plantings have continued over the years, until now over 70 hectares are planted out in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, and Syrah. The most recent planting is of Gruner Veltliner. As part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence, yields are kept very low and several varieties are hand picked. Sustainable grape-growing techniques are practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Sam Kim

"A beautifully composed and expressed chardonnay, the complex bouquet shows white stone fruit, rockmelon and lemon peel characters with nuances of vanilla and flint. The palate is concentrated and beautifully weighted with rounded mouthfeel and creamy texture, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. The wine is elegant yet generously flavoured and offers excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2019. $28.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Nov 2016." Drink 2016 - 2019

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with POULTRY
with VEGETARIAN FOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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