There’s excitement all round for The Ned Chardonnay 2021!
When the winemakers are excited by the quality of a harvest, you know that you’ll have a very promising wine on your hands. The Ned Chardonnay 2021 more than lives up to that promise.
The 2021 growing season got off to an ideal start, experiencing a record warm, dry winter and an unusually uneventful frost period. Subsequently, harvest began early due to optimal grape ripening following a dry summer and record sunshine hours. As a result, the fruit was harvested in pristine condition with fruit flavours at their best – no wonder the team were so excited.
Upon receipt of fruit, the winemakers worked their magic, enhancing the delicious flavours tasted in the vineyard. This wine is made with a nice balance of oak and secondary characteristics to showcase the traditional and old school chardonnay style. The parcels that go into The Ned Chardonnay sit on lees for a period of time with regular stirring. This is followed by full malolactic fermentation which influences the buttery creaminess that is found on the palate, making it a great example of a classic Chardonnay.
The Ned Chardonnay offers an invigorating jolt to the senses with its fruit-driven nectarine and kumquat aromas elevated by notes of sweet spice, vanilla and lightly buttered popcorn. Meanwhile, the palate is plush and generous with an interplay of acid and fine oak tannin, focusing the flavours for a persistent finish.
The Ned Chardonnay is made for the everyday Chardonnay drinker, and provides a food-friendly style to compliment a broad range of cuisine. From light seafood and salad dishes to white meat and creamy pasta, you won’t have to think twice about pairing your favourite meals with this fantastic versatile wine. If we had to choose, we think our Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine with Sourdough Crumb makes an excellent companion.
Pick up a bottle of The Ned Chardonnay 2021 now from your local stockist or online from marisco.co.nz
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