Nautilus Estate Chardonnay 2011 (12 x 750mL), Marlbrough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$419.88 per case
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Overview

Chardonnay has been a real focus for us at Nautilus for some years now. Low yielding fruit is fermented in oak barrels, with indigenous yeasts and minimal malolactic fermentation. The wine has a pure mineral character with crisp apple and grapefruit notes and a beautiful long finish.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"The 2011 vintage is a classic cool-climate style, with lovely poise and potential. Hand-harvested, barrel-fermented and lees-stirred, it is very elegant and complex, with rich citrus-fruit and stone-fruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak (22% new), slightly biscuity and buttery notes, and a tight, long finish. Already offering a lot of pleasure, it should be at its best mid-2013+." 5 Stars - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2013, 13 November 2012

"Classic cool-climate style, with lovely poise and potential. Hand-harvested, barrel-fermented and lees-stirred, it is very elegant and complex, with rich citrus fruit and stonefruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, slightly biscuity and buttery notes, and a tight, long finish. Already offering a lot of pleasure, it should be at its best mid-2013+." Winestate, 1 July 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2011 Nautilus Chardonnay is pale straw in colour.

Aroma

The wine displays a wide range of aromas, including white peaches, lemon blossom, crème brulée and biscuity characters.

Palate

The palate is well integrated, rich and complex, with flavours that gradually unfold into a lengthy, finely structured finish. This wine has a tight mineral structure in its youth and will develop a creamy texture as it matures.

Cellaring

While approachable in its youth this wine will further integrate and develop for 3 to 5 years from vintage.

Food Matching

Delicious with poussin and sweet corn custard.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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We are a small, family-owned winery based in the stunningly beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand. We aim to craft delicious, food-friendly wines from the clean, cool and diverse valleys of Marlborough.

The striking Nautilus shell - its shape expressing natural beauty and mathematical perfection - is our inspiration to create a collection of expressive, textural, precisely crafted wines.

Our energetic and innovative viticultural and winemaking team takes the approach of blending several different fruit parcels to achieve layers of complexity in the wines, focusing on their texture and mouth-feel. Our state-of-the-art but small-scale winemaking facilities give them the tools to achieve this.

Whilst Nautilus wines can easily be enjoyed on their own, we believe they are even better when paired with delicious food and the philosophy of creating food-friendly wines is paramount for winemaker Clive Jones.

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