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Nautilus Chardonnaytext

Nautilus Chardonnay 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand2018 marks the 30th vintage of Nautilus, primely situated with Clive Jones at the winemaking helm. This is a creamy, rich and powerful chardonnay, with fruit off their Renwick estate (newer Bourgogne clones and older 15) blended with Dijon clone 95 from a neighbouring site. This was chilled overnight and direct pressed to French barrique (20% new) for native ferment and a short time on lees with bâtonnage prior to bottling. Creamy and wood spiced, this rich chardonnay packs a whopping lot into a 13% declared frame. Lemon curd, toasted hazelnut, buttery pastry is propped up with lemon peel, green apple, nutmeg and cloves, and a welcome flash of acidity. A big wine that is ready for cracking into now, ideally with butter drawn crab or popcorn.Tasted: 27 October 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 32.99 BCLS Producer: Nautilus EstateDistributors: Negociants International
Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 170785UPC: 9416827006018