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Staete Landt Estate Grown Chardonnay

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Although there are plenty of Chardonnay’s that warrant our attention in Australia, the quality of Kiwi Chardy has come of age. The Staete Landt range are single vineyard wines that really grab your attention with elegance and restraint. It’s full of stonefruit and grilled nut aromas with subtle mealey notes. The palate is textured and round with gentle creaminess and generous natural acids. It’s long on the finish with a flavour profile that makes it similar to the great wines of Burgundy.

Winemaker's Notes

'Staete Landt Chardonnay is one of the best kept secrets of the Estate: full and round yet stylish, great texture and length, this wine shows the perfect balance between fruit, acidity and oak integration. A whiff of sea breeze, citrus fruit and cream on the nose, white peaches and hazelnuts on the palate and with a mineral aftertaste that lingers on. A truly great wine with a strong personalilty and European elegance, showing the unique cool climate Marlborough vibrance.

Dense, powerful and creamy Chardonnay with appealing mineral, grapefruit and white peach/nectarine that's flattered by a seasoning of nutty oak and yeast lees flavours. Pure and intense wine that's good now but should age well.'
- BOBSWINEREVIEWS.COM

Staete Landt Chardonnay is one of the best kept secrets of the Estate: full and round yet stylish, great texture and length, this wine shows the perfect balance between fruit, acidity and oak integration. A whiff of sea breeze, citrus fruit and cream on the nose, white peaches and hazelnuts on the palate and with a mineral aftertaste that lingers on. A truly great wine with a strong personalilty and European elegance, showing the unique cool climate Marlborough vibrance.

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Staete Landt Estate Grown Chardonnay

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Single-vineyard wine, hand-picked in the Wairau Valley and barrel-fermented. Creamy, rich and rounded, with fullness of body and good concentration of stone-fruit and spice flavour, mealy and biscuity. Drink now onwards.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The 2003 vintage of this single-vineyard wine, grown in the Rapaura district, was hand-picked at 23.5 to 24.5 brix, whole-bunch pressed, and fermented with some use of indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (20 per cent new). Wood-aged for 15 months, with lees-stirring and full malolactic fermentation, it is light yellow, with a biscuity, mealy bouquet. Weighty and rich, with excellent complexity, it is savoury, tightly structured and slightly creamy, with a dry, lingering finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2001 vintage of this single-vineyard wine, grown in the Rapaura district, is very well crafted, with excellent depth of ripe, citrusy flavour, seasoned with quality oak, balanced acidity and a slightly creamy finish. The 2002 was hand-picked at 24.7 to 25 brix, whole-bunch pressed and fermented with some use of indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Wood-aged for 15 months, with lees-stirring and full malolactic fermentation, it possesses rich, ripe, citrusy fruit flavours, integrated biscuity wood and a distinct touch of butterscotch. An elegant, concentrated and tightly structured wine, with a long finish, it should be at its best from mid-2004 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The deliciously fat and creamy-soft 2001 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, grown in the Rapaura district. Based on low-cropped vines (six tonnes per hectare), it was hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fully fermented with some indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (25 per cent new), with full malolactic fermentation. Oak-aged for 15 months, it's a deliciously easy-drinking, weighty, forward wine with lush, peachy, mealy, toasty flavours, rounded and rich. Drink now onwards.
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