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2015 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay

2015 Riverby Marlborough Chardonnay

94 Points Sam Kim
2015 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

"Wonderfully complex and inviting, the bouquet shows golden peach, nougat, roasted hazelnut and vanilla characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is generously fruited and richly textured. It is complex, multi-layered and engaging with an impressively long, delectable finish. $27.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Sept 2018." Drink 2018 - 2020

90/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Smooth-textured chardonnay with grapefruit, white peach, vanilla and bready lees flavours. A medium-bodied wine in a rather low-key but appealing style, with a backbone of fresh acidity and gently peppery tannins. 11/2/2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

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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