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Yup, a little struck-match character on this one as well as on the Sauvignon Blancs – as one might expect. Completely deeelicious in my book. What a bargain! If, and only if, you like this style. But this seems constructed for the long term with exceedingly true and bright fruit. Coche fans could save a fortune ... Fairly rich fruit but with no shortage of trademark Marlborough acidity to keep it fresh. 13.5%
Drink 2020 – 2027.

 

17 Points

 

Jancis Robinson

jancisrobinson.com, February 2020

      This product is eligible for 10% discount when 12x75cl bottles are purchased (excludes En Primeur wines and all pre-mixed cases / special offers)
      Tasting Notes
      Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them.

      Dog Point vineyards are certified organic under the BioGro New Zealand Programme which is an independent certification process established to promote environmentally friendly, sustainable and responsible practices. These organic philosophies drive our approach to wine making and help ensure the vines are at their best for next year's harvest.

      Bouquet: A ripe, citrus driven Chardonnay. Characteristic biscuit and oatmeal secondary characters and mild flinty notes contrast and compliment the fruit.

      Palate: Our hallmark fresh, vibrant acidity offered by the Mendoza clone offers vitality and vibrancy. A modest amount of new oak delivering subtle char and phenolic structure to the wine. An intensely flavoured yet youthful and lively vintage for Dog Point Chardonnay.

      Food match: Scallops, white fish and BBQ Pork.

      Cellaring: Five to seven years.

      "Yup, a little struck-match character on this one as well as on the Sauvignon Blancs – as one might expect. Completely deeelicious in my book. What a bargain! If, and only if, you like this style. But this seems constructed for the long term with exceedingly true and bright fruit. Coche fans could save a fortune ... Fairly rich fruit but with no shortage of trademark Marlborough acidity to keep it fresh. 13.5%
      Drink 2020 – 2027.
      17 points."
      (Jancis Robinson, JR Purple Pages, 2 Feb 2020)

      This has such complex and rich style to it with a flinty edge to the peach, grilled-lime and lemon-pith aromas. The palate has really rich textural layering and plenty of peach, grapefruit and pastry flavors. Resolved, powerful and smooth."
      95 points.
      (Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com, Oct 2019)

      Wine Facts

      Grape Variety
      Chardonnay
      ABV
      13.3%
      Country
      New Zealand
      Region
      Marlborough
      Vintage
      2017
      Colour
      White
      Type (Still/Sparkling)
      Still
      Provenance (Old/New World)
      New World
      Body Style
      Medium Bodied White
      Sweetness
      Dry
      Drinking Stage
      Drink
      Organic
      Yes
      Biodynamic
      No
      Vegan
      Yes
      Producer Notes
       
      Dog Point Vineyards, Marlborough, New Zealand
       
      Size of vineyards 
      100ha
       
      The history/story of the vineyard.
      Established in 2002 by Ivan and Margaret Sutherland, and James and Wendy Healy Dog Point is a small family owned label located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand.  
      The name Dog Point dates back to the earliest settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. Early pioneering shepherds’ dogs either wandered off or became lost to eventually form a marauding pack that attacked the same sheep they were meant to be protecting.  Over time settlers were forced to cull the dogs and the area became known as Dog Point.
      Succession planning has seen the partners still actively involved in the business but has created opportunities to introduce the next generation to the business to assist in areas of viticulture, winemaking and marketing.
       
      Viticulture
      All Dog Point fruit is estate grown, low cropped and handpicked from some of Marlborough’s oldest vines. These practices ensure that fruit is picked in excellent condition and at optimum physiological ripeness.
      Organic philosophies drive our approach to wine growing and the property operates under a New Zealand organic certification programme and the New Zealand Sustainable Winegrowing Programme.  
       
      Winemaking style/philosophy.
      Specialist wine producers since 2002, Dog Point insists on low cropped vines and hand-picked fruit whilst adhering to an organic regime.  Their philosophy is to produce regionally distinctive wines that combine both modern and traditional winemaking approaches, to produce hand crafted, high quality wines that will drink well now and age respectably.  
      The company produces four wines from three varieties; two Sauvignon Blanc’s, one of which is fermented and aged in barrel, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir.   
       
       
       
       

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