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Amisfield Chenin Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Central Otago New Zealand
Amisfield are situated in the southern most wine growing region of New Zealand, at Lowburn in Central Otago, just north of the 45th Parallel. High altitudes and a cool climate, long summers and clean glacial soils, translate into limited yields of the finest aromatic, single vineyard Chenin Blanc. Amisfield is all about the voluptuous expression of Chenin Blanc and preserving the virtue of site, articulating pure and refined aromatics, while ensuring balance of residual sugar to crisp acidity.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
Chenin Blanc is predominately planted within the Lochar stony gravels on the top terrace above the Amisfield wineworks. There are further small plantings spread across between the Pinot Noir vines. Parcels are harvested and whole bunch pressed, settled for two days and racked for cool temperature ferments through the action of South African yeast over the course of eighteen days, a smaller component is treated to seasoned oak barriques.
Vibrant pale straw/ green hue. Aromas of crisp green apple, citrus notes and distinctive varietal lanolin notes. The palate is lusciously full, textural elements from extended lees contact, well supported by quintessential Central Otago minerality and juicy acidy. Mineral, floral and citrus profiles are upfront and personal, making Amisfield a great match to Asian cuisine, especially Thai.
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