Lamont Central Otago Chardonnay 2017

Lamont Central Otago Chardonnay 2017 $32 

Winemaker Craig Gasson sourced superlatively good fruit from Sue and Andrew Penniket’s organic and dry-farmed Minaret Peaks vineyard down in Wanaka for this new release chardonnay.  Handpicked, whole bunch pressed and fermented in a concrete egg fermenter, it erupts with sweet cashew, stonefruit and citrus on the nose and palate.  The acidity is banging, the texture is taut and frisky and I think it’s basically the Kylie Minogue gold hotpants of chardonnay.

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