Mount Cass Chardonnay 2006 Wine Review

Mount Cass Chardonnay 2006
Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Community Score: 4.5/5
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Product #: 9419599234665

Price: $21.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Mount Cass
Agent: Nectar Wine Imports
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

I adore this style of Chardonnay! It's buttery and generous but balanced with a lovely streak of acidity. Enticing notes of hazelnut, green apples and ripe pear.

Chardonnay food pairings: penne with grilled chicken and sun-dried tomato pesto sauce.

This was reviewed October 2, 2009 by

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The wine produced was from a total harvest of 6 tonnes from silt loam over gravels with a limestone influence and easy draining, and 15 tonnes from heavy, very fertile, reasonably free draining clay loam soils.

The Chardonnay 2006 Vintage was produced from Clones Mendoza and 2/23 harvested in April 2006, from Mount Cass Vineyards. Stainless Steel fermentation and lees aging with 50% malolactic fermentation produces a complex full flavoured style. The wine was stored for 6 months in a mix of new and older French Oak barrels, and released after allowing a minimum of six months bottle age.

The wine shows a combination of flavours, with the free draining soil site showing citrus fruit and elegance, while the clay loam adds ripe melon and richness which are balanced by spicy toasted French oak. Further cellaring will enhance all the other subtle characters that make Chardonnays so interesting and complex.

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