Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2002

Chardonnay from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 59724
  • white wine
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    Winemaker's Notes

    Chardonnays that truly capture the character of Marlborough with pure, incisive flavours of citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish.

    A portion of the blend is barrel fermented and matured in new French oak barriques, where the wine is lees stirred to help achieve maximum softness and integration. We concentrate on the quality of fruit flavours and the subtle use of oak to produce the harmonious, distinctive style. In keeping with the natural style, no malo-lactic fermentation takes place.

    Oyster Bay Chardonnays are wines of delicious varietal intensity, concentrated aroma and flavour, underpinned by appetising acidity. They can be enjoyed on release, while the balanced structure will see them age gracefully over 2 to 5 years.

    Learn About Oyster Bay Map ItMap It

    The philosophy of Oyster Bay Marlborough is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours - wines that drink well within a year or two of vintage, yet possess the balance of structure to reward cellaring. The Oyster Bay label is owned by Delegat's Wine Estate, one of New Zealand's largest family owned and managed wine...

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    Learn About Marlborough

    (mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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    Learn About Chardonnay

    Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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