2018 Millton Clos de Ste. Anne 'Naboth's Vineyard' Chardonnay

2018 Millton Clos de Ste. Anne 'Naboth's Vineyard' Chardonnay

Regular price
$85.00
Sale price
$85.00

$79.90 in a mixed six using the code 6OFF6.

Naboth was a biblical vineyard owner who was put to death by Queen Jezebel as her husband coveted the land (Naboth wouldn't sell... it was family land). I think the Millton's probably feel the same way about Clos de Ste. Anne. I think this wine is one of the most iconic and finest New Zealand Chardonnays but stylistically is somewhat of an outsider, fermented in oak it has the classical richness but unusually it does not undergo malolactic fermentation (where crunchy malic acid turns to creamy lactic acid) giving the wine a one-two punch of explosive fruit and pure, focused, driven acid.