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2018 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay

2018 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay

91 Points Richard Caro
2018 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay
91 Points Richard Caro

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This serious wine from organic vineyards is considered by Astrolabe to be "only a notch below" their serious estate Chardonnay. Full of gently ripe fruit flavours, it is enhanced with fine oak and enjoys a long balanced finish. All this just shows what a high bar Astrolabe sets for themselves to be able to bring this stonking Chardy to you for only $15.99!

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$15.99 in mixed 6+ or $17.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Winemaker Simon Waghorn has this to say about Durvillea: “All along Marlborough’s coast, clinging to rocks at low tide is the seaweed Durvillea. We know it as bull kelp or rimurapa. As a young man at university I studied seaweed. Named for the captain of the Astrolabe, Durvillea seaweed is my quintessential emblem of our wild coast. The Durvillea grapes are grown in the Waihopai, Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough. The grapes are harvested at precisely the right moment and I preserve the purity and intensity of flavour in my winemaking. Durvillea is Astrolabe’s little sister label. This provides us with the opportunity to offer another range of classic Marlborough wines from our Astrolabe vineyards.”

What The Critics Say

Cameron Douglas MS

"Very familiar aromas and a ‘classic’ expression of Chardonnay with vanilla spice and toasty wood, baked yellow stone fruits and butter, some apple and stony mineral moments. Dry and spicy on the palate with vanilla and toasty wood flavours showing first followed by stone fruit and citrus. Moderate acidity and just enough oak flavour adding a nice length and smooth creamy finish." Drink 2019 - 2021

Michael Cooper (2017 vintage)

"Offering good value, the 2017 vintage was hand-harvested in the Wairau Valley and made with use of barrel fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green, it is still youthful, with citrusy, slightly biscuity flavours, showing considerable complexity and very good depth."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

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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