Per bottle £17.49
- Brand Zephyr
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13.50%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vintage 2014
- Country New Zealand
- Country Region Marlborough
- Grape Variety Chardonnay
- Closure Screwcap
Intro to Zephyr Chardonnay –
Zephyr Chardonnay from Marlborough has spice, citrus, lemon on the nose. Lovely texture, with spicy oak and lovely flinty citrus notes on the palate.
Full tasting note and winemaking –
Zephyr Chardonnay form Marlborough has lime, grapefruit and balanced French oak on the nose. The palate is elegant and refined with freshness and richness with well-balanced oak and good length. another great wine from the Zephyr estate.
Four different blocks of the vineyards at Dillons Pt all contribute to this wine. The juice is cool fermented and once finished it is chilled and racked followed in the spring the wine by bottling with no or little fining. Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed into tank then filled into a mixture of new and old French barriques and puncheons, left to ferment on its own and looking for very little malolactic impact, the wine was left alone until Spring when it was tasted and bottled after 10 months in French oak of which 15% was new.
The producer –
Zephyr Wines is a family winery based in Dillon’s Point, Marlborough and was started by the Glover family in 1985 after being inspired by other mavericks in the region to convert their farm to vine. They’ve never looked back and Owen and Wendy Glover, along with son Ben, one of New Zealands most acclaimed and talented winemakers, now produce award-winning wines from what has become one of the most established single vineyards in the region. Winemaker Ben Glover says “I have always wanted to express the exquisite refined bouquet, the precise structure and the ‘line’ of these aromatic wines from our farm. Zephyr allows me to do this – winegrowing is a natural expression and extension of what our family and I have done on this property for years and the opportunity to pay them back with home grown, world class wines is too good to be true,”
Tim Atkin described their Sauvignon Blanc as about as good as Marlborough gets and Matthew Jukes says their Pinot would wow Burgundian stalwarts. The Gewurtzraminer and a Riesling follow suit in showcasing the more savoury and ‘savage’ style Zephyr has become renowned for. The critics are proving what we’ve known for a long time: that the Glover’s are styling something special out of Marlborough vines that no-one else has.
Drink with –
Delicious with Crayfish Bisque.
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