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2019 Big Sky Martinborough Chardonnay

2019 Big Sky Martinborough Chardonnay

91 Points Richard Caro
2019 Big Sky Martinborough Chardonnay
91 Points Richard Caro

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A new Chardonnay from a hands-on producer in this classic region for the grape. Big sky offer yet another wonderful Martinborough white -- a wine of lovely depth and balance which captures the potential of this great Te Muna Rd terroir. Drink now or cellar.

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$33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Big Sky Wines is the Te Muna Road Martinborough wine venture of Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban who returned to New Zealand from France in 2005 to make world class, hand-crafted wines that express their origins. Katherine studied and worked in viticulture and winemaking in New Zealand and France, doing vintages in Bordeaux. Jeremy is a fourth generation winemaker, a scion of the famous Corban family. Katherine and Jeremy are part of the fabric of the Te Muna Road district, with well-known neighbours Craggy Range, The Escarpment Vineyard, Te Hera and Julicher Estate around them. Katherine and Jeremy took over a site established by Ian Campbell, with 1.8 ha of Sauvignon Blanc and clone 10/5 Pinot Noir planted in 1989, and 4.2 ha of clone 115 Pinot Noir planted in 1999. They have revitalised the vineyard and personally tend the vineyard. The first crops were sold as contract fruit, but from 2013, their own label ‘Big Sky’ became the main focus, taking 80% of the yield, a reversal of the past.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes

"Bouquet White stonefruit, vanilla and butterscotch. Honeyed nuts, apricots, and biscuity brioche, with good midpalate weight and mouth filling complexity. Food Match: Fresh oysters, roast chicken and pinenuts, summer ratatouille. 100% barrel ferment 50% in new puncheons, 50% in seasoned oak barriques. Wild yeast ferment, full malo."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Martinborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
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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