Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009
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Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review
Chardonnay for those who like the taste of grapes rather than wood! This lovely Chard has terrific and refreshing notes of green apples and just a hint of oak. Amazing intensity and pleasure in the glass. Bring it on! 4.5/5
This Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009 was reviewed January 14, 2011 by Natalie MacLean
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|The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and|
assertive with glorious fruit flavours. Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay truly captures the
character of Marlborough with pure, incisive, ripe fruit flavours. A combination of barrel and tank
fermentation and the stirring of yeast lees achieves maximum softness, integration and texture.
To retain all the natural assertiveness and flavour, no malolactic fermentation takes place. Clonal
influences in the vineyard have been very important, providing smaller berries and enhanced
flavour intensity. The result of all of this is delicious Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay with
concentrated aromas and flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a
creamy texture to finish. A sublime expression of fruit purity from Marlborough’s unique cool
climate and soils.
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