Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay (2021)

Showing strong personality, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested from mature vines at two sites, in the Wairau Valley and Southern Valleys. Fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak cuves (holding 4,500 litres), it was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Pale gold, with a scented, complex bouquet, it is fresh and vigorous, with strong, citrusy, peachy, mealy flavours, lively acidity and a dry finish. A youthful, Chablis-like wine with very good intensity, it needs time; best drinking 2024+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $36 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed June 2022

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