Wine Review: 2015 Nautilus Chardonnay

While most people know Marlborough for it’s reputation for creating some of the best Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world, Marlborough also has a long history of producing some of our best Chardonnays too. Slightly more citric than their cousins in the north, the different climate and terroir produce wine with hints of peach and apricots.

Pale straw in colour, this wine displays a complex range of aromas, including preserved lemons, honeysuckle and nougat. The palate is well integrated, with a good depth of flavour and a refreshingly long finish. This wine has a tight mineral structure in its youth and will develop a creamy texture as it matures. While approachable in its youth this wine will further integrate and develop with 3 to 5 years of cellaring from vintage.  Delicious with pumpkin & goats curd ravioli, sage, nut brown butter, crisp prosciutto and pinoli pine nuts.