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DOG POINT VINEYARD

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Chardonnay

Marlborough

Dog Point's Chardonnay is hand-harvested and whole-cluster pressed, then barrel fermented with native yeasts. The wine received 18 months aging on lees in French oak barrels, 20% new, with regular lees stirring and minimal racking.

Lifted aromas of grapefruit, fresh lime and a degree of minerality combine with notes of roasted hazelnuts and toasty yeast characters derived from eighteen months evolution in French oak barrels. The finely structured palate has a chalky textural complexity, as a result of an indigenous ferment and yeast lees contact, complimented by intense citrus and fig flavors.

   
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