Soho 'Carter' Chardonnay 2019 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

Soho 'Carter' Chardonnay 2019 (Marlborough, New Zealand) "...lemon balm, grapefruit, smoky gunflint..."

Regular price $65.00 Sale

CARTER FAMILY ORGANIC YARRUM & JOMARA VINEYARDS

Marlborough’s consistent unrushed growing season, long bright summer days, temperate Pacific breeze & cool nights preserve the bright fruit characters, which result in the ability to produce crisp, zesty whites & suave, mouth-filling cool climate reds. Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc (principle), Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling & Rosé.

SOHO utilises both the Wairau & Awatere districts. Within these sub regions are a varying complex array of micro climates & soils creating pure, taut & focused wines.

SOHO’s Jomara & Yarrum vineyards are located on the Southern side of the Wairau Valley. Vines are planted on free draining silty clay loams, whites are on the flats (citrus & grapefruit characters) & reds on closely planted hill slopes (cherry, plum & earthy characters).

"This is stunning; the complex bouquet shows apricot, baked fig, grapefruit and vanillin oak characters with a subtle brioche nuance. It's wonderfully weighted and expansive on the palate, delivering terrific fruit purity together with seductive oak infusion, finishing impressively long and delectable." - 95 Points, Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

"Variety and expression show intensity, power, a core of fruit with a fine seam of stony minerality, gentle wood spices and decisive complexity. Warm and generous on the palate with a core of stone and citrus fruit flavours, wood spices and minerality. The oak layers in flavours of cashew nut and baking spices and a lees autolysis adds texture and length. Fine fruit and wood tannins build additional mouthfeel and texture. A youthful, textural, ripe and well made example with salivating acidity, generous weight and intensity with a long delicious finish." - 95 Points, Cameron Douglas MS

"Bright, pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is vibrant and voluminous, nuances of pineapple, citrus melded with oak seasoning of spice, vanilla and hazelnuts, along with creamy lemon curd. Full-bodied, pineapple aroma merged with stonefruit and lemon zest, prickly spices filled the palate, unveiling toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and creamy lemon curd. The acidity is buoyant and bright, provide a lift to the full and creamy palate. Nutty and spice elements are elegantly presented, integrated with the fruit and acidity. This is a youthful, full-bodied Chardonnay with brilliant acidity and flavour intensity, ready to be enjoyed now with roasted chicken, seafood with creamy sauce, or to be cellared for 5-8 years." - 94 Points, Raymond Chan