Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2014
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 a subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish. A sublime expression of fruit purity from Marlborough's unique unique cool climate and soils.
Wine SpectatorToast and spice notes are balanced and mingle nicely with peach, lemon and pear flavors on a light and refreshing body.