This classy, single-vineyard Chardonnay is considered to be one of the best in New Zealand. A pure, bright and youthful citrus driven Chardonnay with complex smokey, flint, toast and biscuit notes derived from extended barrel aging on full solids. The hallmarks of Dog Point chardonnay are ever present here with pure saline and crisp palate structure. This vintage will have the ability to age well. Hand picked and gently pressed straight to barrel (10% new) for 18 months. No juice clarification with 100% wild primary and secondary fermentations. Bottled without fining and with only minimal filtration.
Food Pairing: scallops, white fish, poultry and barbequed sausages.
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan
18 months in oak
Dog Point is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough with first plantings in the late 1970s. It was established by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. They produce wines that reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them.
Dog Point is New Zealand’s largest Biogro certified organic vineyard. Dog Point Vineyard and winery are certified organic under the Biogro New Zealand programme, which is an independent certification process established to promote environmentally friendly, sustainable and responsible practices. These organic philosophies drive their approach to wine making and help ensure the vines are their best for next year’s harvest. All their wines are vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian friendly.