One grape: three different wines...
Dog Point Chardonnay 2014
Dog Point have become so (justifiably) well-known for their Sauvignon Blanc that many people don’t even realise that they also make brilliant Chardonnay. So allow us the honour of introducing you to what just might become your new favourite NZ white ~ a thoroughly modern Chardonnay, with a level of complexity that is really rare at this price-point.
It’s minerally, it’s nutty, and it’s got the zingy richness of home-made lemon curd. What’s not to like?
Pine Ridge “Dijon Clones” Chardonnay 2013
Say the words “California chardonnay”, and most people start having flashbacks to oak-bomb vanilla-juice they drank circa 1998. Not so, the wonderfully stylish Dijon Clones Chardonnayfrom one of our favourite producers, Pine Ridge.
As the name suggests, this is Chardonnay grown from cuttings taken from the grape’s ancestral homeland in Burgundy, rather than the lower quality clones that used to be widespread in California (and still are, among less quality-oriented producers). Opulent yet lively, this exudes ripe nectarine, fresh pineapple and even a little bit of toasted tea-cake!
Francois Carillon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Macherelles 2014
The 2014 vintage was the best vintage in a long time for
white burgundy, meaning that most top wines were snapped up by dedicated Chardonnay lovers as soon as they were released.
So we feel quite smug that we’ve managed to lay our hands on a few bottles of this lovely premier cru from the famous village of Chassagne-Montrachet. The 2014 is bright with citrus notes and a touch of buttery pastry richness, like a tarte au citronin the best restaurant you’ve ever been to!
It’s just beginning to come into its own ~ enjoy it now
or set a bottle aside for a special occasion in
the next couple of years.
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