Nanny Goat Vineyard Chardonnay

Our aim is to produce a Chardonnay that retains classic varietal characters of citrus and stone fruit alongside Central Otago’s hallmark of focused acidity by hand picking, whole bunch pressing and fermenting using yeast strains specifically chosen to preserve aromatics. Maturation in large format oak barrels on full yeast lees builds texture and weight, adding interest and balance to the palate.

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Tasting Notes

2013 Tasting Note

2012 Tasting Note

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Reviews/Awards

2013 Vintage

5 Stars
2013 Nanny Goat Vineyard Chardonnay

Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is softly concentrated and intensely packed with aromas of ripe citrus and stonefruits melded with complex layers of nutty, mealy notes from the barrel-ferment and lees work, revealing subtle buttery MLF elements. Medium bodied, luscious flavours of ripe citrus fruits and yellow stonefruits form a soft, concentrated core. The mouthfeel is rounded and driven by the creamy fruit extract, with an underlying dry line, carrying the flavours to a blossoming, nutty and buttery finish. This is a concentrated and well-integrated Chardonnay with soft layers of complexing interest. Match with roasted white meat dishes over the next 4 years.

Wine of the Week
Raymond Chan
9th January 2015

Bronze Medal
2013 Nanny Goat Vineyard Chardonnay
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show

2012 Vintage

Bronze Medal – 2013
2012 Nanny Goat Vineyard Chardonnay
Spiegelau International Wine Competition

“3 Stars” – Central Otago Tasting, Winestate Magazine. September/October 2013.
Lemon-scented, crisp and lively, in a slightly chablis-like style, with good drive.

The Key Review of Wine, Tony Keys. November 2013.
93 Points. New to the Australian market. In decades of tasting wine I have never tasted a New World Chardonnay that reminded me of Chablis. Infact I’ve never tried any Chardonnay that tasted of Chablis until this week. Its a single vineyard wine made from vines around 20 years old. The nose has a hint of fig and a chalky soil / mineral character that is typical of Chablis. However its the clever use of oak that really aligns this wine to its French cousin. Fermented in stainless steel its transferred to second and third fi ll French oak puncheons. This means it gets a very light oak seasoning that doesn’t really show. I give it a 93 but think another year in bottle would benefit the wine and add more points – worth its $30.

Nanny puts some fun and class into wine – Warren Barton, The Southland Times. September 2013.
A citrus and stonefruit-driven wine that manages to keep oak in the background.