Yealands State of Flux Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $39.99

Soft citrus and soft peach and a hint of preserved lemon is what you can expect on the nose and the palate is creamy and shows tweaks of ground almond and melon. Fermented in Yealands concrete eggs, which some winemakers believe creates a more gentle environment for the yeast to metabolise the natural grape sugars in the juice, it’s a softer style from the Awatere Valley for sure.

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