Dog Point Chardonnay 2016 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, 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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$34.99 per Bottle
$419.88 per case

Overview

The name Dog Point dates back to the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. These were the days where, due to a lack of fences, boundary riders used boundary keeping dogs to protect the local flocks of sheep.

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

Expert Reviews

17 POINTS - JANCIS ROBINSON

2016 CHARDONNAY

Another exceptional, burgundy-beating Kiwi Chardonnay. Definitely not shying away from matchstick on the nose, but it costs one heck of a lot less than a Coche wine. Very crystalline with good fruit focus on the mid palate. Very far from sweet. Crisp and rewarding. Great balance and fans out on the finish.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour: Pale straw in colour.

Bouquet: a citrus driven chardonnay with complex flinty, toasty and biscuit notes derived from extended barrel aging on full solids.

Palate: Vibrant, lively acidity delivers a focused palate which unfurls and exposes intense citrus flavours with an underlying brioche and hazelnut influence.

Food match: Scallops, white fish and BBQ Pork.

Cellaring: Five to seven years.

Vintage
2016
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy.

Our philosophy is total involvement by the partners from the vineyard through the winemaking process to marketing regionally distinctive and vineyard expressive wines.

Marlborough's Wairau Valley is the major grape growing region of New Zealand, a confined geographical area at the northern tip of the South Island. Abundant sunshine, low rainfall and cool autumn nights characterise our long growing season, enabling the slow evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavours.

Fruit for our wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's. These older well-established vines situated on free draining silty clay loams are supplemented with fruit from closely planted hillside vines with a clay loam influence.

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