Dollar for dollar - Marlborough's best Chardonnay
Isabel Estate Wild Barrique Marlborough Chardonnay 2020
One of the original wineries of the fabled Marlborough region of New Zealand, Isabel Estate remains true to its roots by creating exceptional wines that are 100 per cent estate-grown, estate-made and estate-bottled. These wines benefit from a sustainable viticulture and winemaking approach and epitomise the region's reputation for world-class and award-winning wines. This vibrant and award-winning style is 100% wild fermented in a mix of puncheons and barriques before it spends a year in barrel undergoing malolactic fermentation and extended time on lees. The result is a finely poised wine of power, complexity and texture brimming with notes of brioche, citrus melon, fig and vanilla notes and a sublime finish.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Previous vintage awards:
Trophy - 2019 Champion Chardonnay at New Zealand Wine of the Year Competition (Vintage 2018). Trophy - 2019 Best Marlborough Wine at New Zealand Wine of the Year Competition (Vintage 2018). TROPHY for Champion Chardonnay - Marlborough Wine Show 2017 GOLD Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2017 TROPHY & GOLD Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017 GOLD Medal - New Zealand Royal Easter Show 2018