Palliser Estate Om Santi Chardonnay 2020

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PESC202010 UCNZ
  • The Om Santi vineyard is destined to become one of the greats. Producing a wine that exudes aromas of an idyllic summer.
  • (2019 vintage) Bob Campbell: 95/100 "Intense and quite complex chardonnay with green apple, grapefruit and a strong struck-flint"
  • Will complement with your favourite white meats, poultry, creamy pasta dishes & baked salmon dishes.
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    $54.99
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The Om Santi vineyard is destined to become one of the greats. Producing a wine that exudes aromas of an idyllic summer. A hint of freshly mown hay gives way to lush tropical and stone fruit, including nectarines and golden peach. A vanilla kiss of French Oak barrels and the autolytic complexity of baked bread completes the aromatic profile.

A palate full, rich and complex in the mouth, a subtle phenolic grip and mineral complexity bring structure and gravitas to the plush. Ripest peach and nutty oak complexity drive the mid-palate to a long, finely creamy finish that wrestles with an electrifying acid line.

Will complement with your favourite white meats, poultry, creamy pasta dishes & baked salmon dishes. Enjoy young or keep for up to 10 years in cellar conditions.

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Tasting Profile

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  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

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Locations

New Zealand

The New Zealand wine industry is one of the younger wine regions in the world, whose popularity grew immensely when Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hit the world wine scene, quite unique in style when compared to the typical French Sancerre.

Wine is successfully cultivated on both the North and South islands from a latitude of 36 degrees in the North to 45 degrees for the most southerly wine region in the world, the South Island's Central Otago. The majority of regions are located in free-draining alluvial valleys except for Waiheke Island and Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago and benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate as no vineyard is more than 80 miles from the ocean. With plentiful sunshine hours and cool evening sea breezes, the grapes thrive.

Sauvignon Blanc is the major white variety people will think of when you mention New Zealand Whites, however fantastic Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and less commonly Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red variety in New Zealand although Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Bordeaux Blends), Syrah are also grown and in even smaller amounts, Tempranillo and Montepulcianos can too be found. Sparkling wines of very high standards are also made in New Zealand.

The key wine regions in New Zealand include Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Nelson.

Wairarapa

Maori for 'glistening waters’, the Wairarapa is located in the southeast corner of New Zealand's North Island, about an hour away from Wellington. Amongst the small, quaint towns and rolling fields of livestock, you'll find some of New Zealand's finest wines.

The small community of boutique winemakers in the region work hard to preserve the unique terroir of the region. Wairarapa offers hot summers, cool nights, and long, dry autumns that are perfect for ripening. The strong winds and harsh, semi-maritime climate leads to low yields of healthy, small grapes with very thick skins - these grapes are treated with care to make some outstanding wine.

About the brand Palliser

Just over an hour from Wellington, Martinborough is the undisputed superstar, the jewel of the Wairarapa wine region. A New Zealand- owned winery that has consistently produced wines of unfailing distinction and quality for more than thirty years. Established in 1984 by Martinborough wine visionary, the late Richard Riddiford, the winery is named after Cape Palliser on the Wairarapa coast.

Since the beginning, Palliser Estate has undertaken a forward-thinking approach to all aspects of its operation. One of the region's largest wine companies, Palliser Estate owns 72 hectares stretched across seven sustainably-managed vineyards, three of which are organically farmed, with all of them sited in the renowned Martinborough Terrace area. The soils there consist of stony silt loams overlaying free-draining river gravels. The vineyards enjoy diverse soil profiles and microclimates, delivering a variety of distinctive options to the winemaking team led by chief viticulturist and winemaker Guy McMaster.

Palliser currently produces two ranges. The Palliser Estate wines are crafted from the pick of the crop and display elegant, pure fruit characters reflecting a true sense of place, while those under the Pencarrow label are vibrant, fruit-forward, approachable styles. On the horizon and coming your way is a new limited selection of single vineyard wines.

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