2016 Herzog Chardonnay

4.5 Stars Richard Caro
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A sophisticated Chardonnay from Marlborough's boutique legend, Hans Herzog. Beautiful flavour definition with classy refinement show how superb Chardonnay can be from the sunny but cooler climate of Marlborough. Concentrated juice from lovingly tended vineyards spent 20 months in large 500 litre puncheons, under Hans' expert care. The result is perfect balance and harmony in a weighty but fine-fruited, elegantly mealy/mineral palate. Gorgeous!
$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle



Its Origins

As a varietal specialist, Hans is one of the country’s most respected winemakers with over 40 vintages of winegrowing under his belt. Unfettered by commercial considerations Hans adopts an experimentalist stance, producing highly acclaimed, age worthy wines. True to the adgae: quality over quantity. With meticulous attention to detail, Hans has produced an eclectic array of 29 different grape varieties - from classic grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir to rarities including Viognier, Arneis, Gruner Veltliner, Nebbiolo, Zweigelt, Tempranillo and more.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage

" Orange blossom, tilleul, lime and chamomile… A rich bouquet pops out of this pale gold Chardonnay. The pure acidity, combined with a smooth and elegant creamy body structure brings a magnificent balance. Long persistence with aromas of fresh bread, and roasted almonds. Enjoy now for the fruit, later for more toasty tertiary flavours. -- Another perfect growing season! We picked our Dijon Chardonnay clones during the third week of March, followed by the Mendoza clone 2 weeks after at a tiny yield of 500g per vine. After gentle skin maceration of 48h, the wine was transferred to 500 litre 2nd wine oak puncheons for an initial wild yeast fermentation followed by a secondary, malolactic fermentation. The wine was then left to age on its lees, with regular stirring, for 12months, then an additional 10 months on fine lees. Certified organic."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Marlborough
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2018 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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