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Licencee: Dunnolly Estate Wines. Licence Number 057/OFF/94/2012.
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Dunnolly Estate Wines
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72 Rows 2013 Marlborough Pinot Noir

The nose exhibits aromas of strawberry, cherry, dry spices and a hint of earthy notes. The palate shows concentrated red fruit with an underline of savoury flavours.  The tannins are fine but persistent in the palate, finishing with integrated oak and great length.  

Winemakers Notes:  This wine contains a mixture of traditional Pinot Noir Clones:  777, 115, Abel and 667.  It was made through minimal handling and intervention and the softest touch.  Allowing it to show natural expression of the terroir balance with older French Oak.,dry spices and a hint of earthy notes. The palate shows concentrated red fruit with an underline of savoury flavours.  The tannins are fine but persistent in the palate, finishing with integrated oak and great lenght.  

Club Members: $8.50/bottle

Non-club Members:  $21.55/bottle

Minimum Purchase 0.5 case (6 bottles)
The case may be a combination of varieties
Number of Cases
72 Rows 2013 Marlborough Pinot Noir

2016 Dunnolly Estate Reserve Chardonnay

 

Vinification:

In 2016 we decided to take this wine to the next level.  In order to do this we hand harvested instead of our traditional machine harvesting method.  Once it got to the winery we pressed it using a slightly more gentle press cycle. 

We handled the free run as we have previously, by fermenting the juice in new French oak along with a small amount in stainless steel. The only difference is we allowed 10% of the batch to ferment with indigenous yeast as opposed to cultured yeasts.

It certainly became more exciting at blending time when all the different parcels moulded together into the beaker. These techniques are definitely the way forward for our Dunnolly Chardonnay.

The wine was stabilised and lightly fined before being bottled in February 2016.

Tasting notes:

As described above, using these different techniques have allowed the purity of our Chardonnay to shine through in the glass. The wine is showing greater complexity and more dimensions than its predecessors.

I describe this wine to be marmalade on buttery brioche toast with ripe apricots, passionfruit and a fine citrus line.  The acid is subtle and balanced against the viscosity of the palate.  The textured palate makes this wine enchanting and engaging. 

Food pairing: Living in New Zealand there is always the tendency to pair our Chardonnay with fresh local seafood.  It seems naturally drawn to shell fish like scallops and clams.  I think it’s due to the natural crunchy acidity and subtle citrus notes found in our Chardonnay.

Club Members: $20.00/ bottle

Non-club Members:  $25.00/bottle

 

Minimum Purchase 0.5 case (6 bottles)
The case may be a combination of varieties
Number of Cases
2016 Dunnolly Estate Reserve Chardonnay

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