Nautilus Estate Chardonnay 2012 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2012 Nautilus Chardonnay is pale straw in colour.

Aroma

The wine displays a complex range of aromas, including nectarines, preserved lemons, crème brulée and wholegrain characters.

Palate

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.

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
2012
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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