Te Mania - Nelson, New Zealand

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Nelson Reserve Chardonnay 2006Te Mānia

Nelson Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Te Mania’s premier white wine produced in seasons where fruit quality achieves an exceptional standard. In making this wine we have selected only the finest fruit from 16 year old vines in our Home Block vineyard.  The grapes are of the ‘Mendosa’ clone renowned for their low yielding, high quality fruit. 

Nose:  A rich nose with marmalade, ripe grapefruit, cedary oak and biscuity characters.

Palate:  Full, rich, sweet palate with ripe, concentrated fruit backed by generous oak. Some savoury/biscuity characters with toasty vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. Powerful, complex and well-weighted with a round, creamy, lingering finish.

Vintage:  Intensive viticulture, including Scott Henry trellising and hand leaf plucking, ensures maximum exposure of the grapes to the sun and encourages optimum ripeness and flavour development. 

The grapes were gentle pressed to get the finest quality juice.  The juice was then fermented in a selection of oak barrels (33% new oak) where the wines lees where stirred once per month and aged for 11 months before blending, filtration and bottling.  Full malolactic fermentation has added to the complexity of the finished wine.

Diet: Suitable for vegan diets

Alcohol: 13.5%             

Acidity: 6.4 gms/L

This is opulent and powerful, and offers layers of rich fruit intensity and silky texture. Gorgeous aromas of peach, mango, fig and cedar lead to a concentrated palate that is weighty and expansive. The wine delivers loads of appealing flavours, yet brilliantly structured by bright acidity.

94 points, ««««« 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


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