Black Estate ‘Home’ North Canterbury Chenin Blanc 2017

Chenin Blanc from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date - 28-May-2018

18.5+/20

Bright, even, straw-yellow colour with pale green-gold hues. The nose is very fresh and elegant with finely penetrating aromas of white stonefruits, white and yellow florals, and pure minerals with a saline hint. This has beautiful clarity, fine concentration and ultimately plenty of presence. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has tight and intense, vibrant flavours of white stonefruits, minerals and saline elements. The fruit is expressed with crystal clarity, and it forms a concentrated core with surprising presence and a positive line. The mouthfeel has fresh acidity and tension, and the wine flows smoothly to a crisp, clean, delicate, lingering finish. This is a beautifully refreshing, crystal clear dry Chenin Blanc with white stonefruit, floral and mineral notes on a refined palate with depth and energy. Serve with seafood over the next 4+ years. Clones 880 and 220 from the ‘Home Block’, vines planted in 2011, the fruit hand-picked, 12% foot-crushed, WBP, and indigenous yeast fermented in 600 L demi-muid and 500 L puncheon with high solids to 11.5% alc. and 0.15 g/L RS, TA 5.8 g/L and pH 3.18, the wine aged 8 months in barrel with 100% MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 236 cases made. 18.5+/20 May 2018 RRP $45.00



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