|Article:||2017 Chardonnay Marlborough Nautilus|
|Growing area:||Marlborough, at the northeast top of the south island.|
|Category:||White wine, dry|
|Classification:||Wine of Origin|
|Description:||Pale straw in colour. Intensive smell of lemon flowers, apricots and a breath Crême Brulée. At the palate extensive and complex with long finish. The fine acid underlays the extensive, refreshing fruit notes and gives the wine elegance.|
|Drinking temperature:||10 - 12 °C|
|Drink recommendation:||Delicious with pumpkin and goats curd ravioli, sage, nut brown butter, crisp prosciutto and pinoli pine nuts.|
Handpicked grapes were chilled overnight before gentle pressing direct to barrel without settling. The wine was entirely barrel fermented in french oak barriques (20% new) using indigenous yeast. A period of lees stirring post ferment adds a textural element to the palate.
The wine-growing estate nautilus was founded in 1986. Most modern cellar methods are connected with traditional technology on the most perfect one. Each of the wines reflects his uniqueness impressively and reflects the climatic conditions of this single landscape in the south pacific again. Nautilus has 44 hectares of shoots at its disposal in 4 different vineyard locations (Awatere River Vineyard, Kaituna Vineyard, Opawa Vineyard and Renwick Vineyard), the planting is coordinated with the local conditions optimally. The main emphasis is on Pinot Noir besides Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, completed by a small quantity Pinot Gris. Nautilus and its Winemaker Clive Jones enjoy the reputation as one of the best wine-growing estates of New Zealand. Highest notes in the international wine press underline this special position.
|Country of origin:||New Zealand|
|Address:||12 Rapaura Road PO Box 107, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand|
|Distributor:||A. Segnitz & Co. GmbH|
|Address:||Anne-Conway-Str. 4, 28359 Bremen|