Giesen Wines Clayvin Barrique Chardonnay 2016
- Rich, full
The Clayvin vineyard is considered one of New Zealand’s most decorated single vineyards. High-density vine plantings, from over 30 years ago - now certified organic. Everything here is done with meticulous care, attention and love. From taking the chardonnay and hand picking to basket pressing, and fermenting in new oak using the most expensive, high-quality French barrels or, as the label indicates ‘barrique’. Tell you what, this is one ‘blingy’ chardy.
The 2016 ‘barrique’ is exclusive to the ‘fo, so you can only find it here. The mouth-filling richness of this wine is utterly sensational. A rich, weighty, textural and full-bodied style that has the wine geeks at Mofo HQ swooning. While showing off its oaky side, the flavours work in perfect harmony. Peach, lemon curd, brioche and grapefruit, with honey and ginger spice. Wow. If rich chardy is your thing, then our advice is to snatch up some of this, now.
“It's gloriously expressed on the nose showing ripe nectarine, flint, cedar, lemon and oatmeal nuances, leading to a richly textured palate that's weighty and expansive. Superbly layered with engaging flavours with a mesmerising finish. At its best: now to 2028.”
Full price $80.00 from the producer.
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Marlborough is the famous region that has rocketed NZ into the world wine scene. For good or for bad, the wine that hails from here is distinctive, exploding with aromatics and quality and balance are only improving. Located at the top of the South Island, there is no doubt that Marlborough is the epicentre of the New Zealand wine industry - a region synonymous with some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The distinctive conditions of Marlborough - warm, sunny days and cold nights allow winemakers to unleash the unique expressions of grape, not seen anywhere else in the world.