Isabel Estate

2016 Chardonnay

N101201161

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15% off any mixed 6 bottles (under £50 each).
20% off any mixed 12 bottles (under £50 each).

Stock due to arrive week commencing 08/03/21

Isabel Estate is located just outside of Renwick village in the Wairau Valley at the heart of Marlborough’s wine region. The site benefits from all the climate characteristics that make the Marlborough renowned including extended sunshine hours combined with a long, cool growing season. Its soils are free-draining gravels with a narrow layer of tight clay in the subsoil that prevents excess water loss.

Densely planted vines, double the usual number in Marlborough further contribute to the concentration of flavour in the fruit. Narrow row and close plant spacing increase competition creating small bunch and berry size for more flavour intensity and complexity. Sustainable viticultural practices are used, including mulching and organic fertilisers to maintain soil nutrition while spraying is kept to minimum because of the cool, dry climate.

Chardonnay produced from the very first vines planted in the north-eastern corner of the estate in 1980. The intensely concentrated grapes result in a wine of elegance, complexity, depth and class.

Displaying a brilliant straw and lime tinted hue, the wine delivers a fragrant and complex medley of white nectarine and gun smoke complemented by underlying notes of flint, vanilla bean and toasty aromas. The palate displays restraint and is tightly woven with hints of French oak, creating a wine with class and evolution with bottle age.