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2016 Amisfield Chenin Blanc

2016 Amisfield Chenin Blanc

91 Points Richard Caro
2016 Amisfield Chenin Blanc
91 Points Richard Caro

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A fresh and classic Chenin Blanc from Central Otago. Amisfield apply their usual class and expertise to this promising variety, bringing the fresh tree fruit and stony minerality to a just off-dry palate similar to classic wines from the Loire. Refreshing but with the grape's inherent power and complexity, the Amisfield in one of the country's best.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Its Origins

Amisfield was established in 1988, a Central Otago based specialist producer of pinot noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on the estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin. This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old. A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

What The Critics Say

Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

"Generous, lush and fruity bouquet with aromas of fresh pear and apple, some quince and peach then a layer of silty mineral earthy qualities and a light white spice. On the palate - just dry with some light sweetness, a core of ripe fruit and medium+ acidity adding crunch and freshness. This wine will reward from now and through 2020 if stored well. Fresh, crisp, balanced and well made." Drink 2016 - 2020

Bob Campbell MW

"Dry chenin blanc with green apple, citrus, lemon and wet stone/mineral character. Fairly crisp and austere wine now but has the potential to age well." Drink 2016 - 2026

Michael Cooper

"Estate-grown at Pisa, in the Cromwell Basin, the 2016 vintage was hand-harvested and partly barrel-fermented. A youthful, tightly structured wine with obvious potential, it is full-bodied, lemony, appley and slightly spicy, with a sliver of sweetness (5.7 grams/litre of residual sugar) and mouth-watering acidity. Best drinking 2019+."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chenin Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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