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Dry River Chardonnay 2016

Extremely limited stock

Stone & citrus peel, spark of intensity, long, complex & vibrant. Ripe & fresh fruit with butter & nectarine 

Eat: Roasted cod, butter sauce
Why we love it: Limited quantities

Region: Martinborough / Wairarapa
Vintage: 2016
Drink: Now - 2019
Blend: Chardonnay
Size: 750mL

About Dry River

Dry River

Dry River vineyard was established in 1979 by Dr Neil and Dawn McCallum. In 2003 the vineyard and winery were sold to Julian Robertson and Reg Oliver with Neil staying at the helm as Chief Winemaker until his retirement in 2011. Although their vines are planted several kilometres away on the northern boundary of the Martinborough township, Dry River aptly describes the very arid, gravely and free-draining site. The first wines, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris were bottled in 1984 and they has since developed a reputation as one of New Zealand’s most iconic pioneering wineries. Their goal is to produce wines of optimal phenolic ripeness with ripe fruit flavours and modest alcohol levels that faithfully reflect the site and vintage. The approach to winemaking is to preserve rather than enhance. Factors leading to a true expression of the vineyard site include no irrigation, old vines and low crop levels. All wines are bottled at an early stage of evolution and reach their potential under a natural cork closure. Visit the Dry River Website

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