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$57.99 price per bottle Expert Advice
The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavors. From the famed home of cool climate flavor intensity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay is a delightful breath of fresh air and displays a style of its own. Its assertive and refreshing flavors are captured and partnered with subtle oak, bringing a delicate texture to the wine. Oyster Bay Chardonnay is one of the world’s great Chardonnay styles with elegantly fragrant white peach, vibrant citrus and a delightful c reamy texture. Technical notes The fruit is destemmed and lightly pressed, with the free run and pressed juice cold settled to partial clarity, racked into stainless steel fermentation tanks and inoculated with a pure yeast culture. A portion of the ferment is transferred to French oak barriques and allowed a slow temperature controlled fermentation for several weeks. The barrique fermented wine is lees stirred on a weekly basis and matured for a period of months to achieve maximum softness and retention of varietal flavours. The tank fermented portion is held on yeast lees stirred, racked and prepared for final blending. No malolactic fermentation is undertaken, and the resulting wine is then blended and filtered prior to bottling.
Producer Oyster Bay is a special place. Here in the South Pacific Ocean, on the tip of the Marlborough Sounds, it’s a world away. For many wine lovers around the world it’s a special wine too. From New York to Sydney to London and beyond, we are enormously proud Oyster Bay is one of the most sought after Super Premium wines internationally. From the moment we released our first vintage, we knew. Not only did we win best in world’ for our Sauvignon Blanc in 1991, we thrilled palates with New Zealand’s unique cool climate flavour intensity. Oyster Bay is a passion. It’s a vision. It’s a single minded promise to bring the best of New Zealand wine to the world. We don’t make reserves, anything more or less. We don’t reserve anything. We are the same family that’s been here from the very beginning, only grown a little, and learnt a lot. Oyster Bay has many stories. We can’t wait to hear yours.
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