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2016 Caliterra Tributo Chardonnay
The fruit for this Chardonnay was harvested at optimal ripeness and the juice was 'wild' fermented in French oak barrels of second and third use. It was then aged in the same barrels for 9 months.
Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. On the nose lifted nectarine and white peach aromas intermingle with dried honey, citrusy nougat and spice. Since our original tasting some year and a half ago, the palate has put on weight and filled out both in terms of its richness and texture. Generous white peach and ripe nectarine flavours laced with dried honey have a gentle creamy feel, finishing with good freshness. Citrusy nougat and spice elements present themselves on the back palate. Good length with a moreish aftertaste that’s medium to long. Delightful everyday drinking at this price.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.