Handpicked grapes were chilled overnight before gentle pressing to select only the finest juice fraction. The wine was entirely barrel fermented in french oak barriques (20% new) using indigenous yeast. A period of lees stirring post ferment adds a textural element to the palate.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2012 Nautilus Chardonnay is pale straw in colour.
The wine displays a complex range of aromas, including nectarines, preserved lemons, crème brulée and wholegrain characters.
The palate is well integrated, with a good depth of flavour and a refreshingly long finish. This wine has a tight mineral structure in its youth and will develop a creamy texture as it matures.
While approachable in its youth this wine will further integrate and develop for 3 to 5 years from vintage.
Delicious with poussin and sweet corn custard.