Les Noisetiers Chardonnay 2016 - Kistler


Les Noisetiers Chardonnay 2016


“If the Kistler Winery could be magically transported to the middle of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or, it would quickly gain a reputation as glorious as any producer of Burgundy grand crus.” – Robert Parker

According to respected wine critic Antonio Galloni, this 2016 is a “Chardonnay that hits all the right notes.” But you would expect nothing less from a winery like this. With an enormous cult following, Kistler is one of California’s leading producers of Burgundy-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their vineyards stretch up the Sonoma Coast almost as far as San Francisco, and their wines are big and dramatic, but with real elegance. The wines are mostly sold via their mailing list, making getting hold of them exceedingly difficult. Kistler Noisetiers gets its name because the plots used tend to result in lots of hazelnut flavours, which will appeal to fans of Meursault. It’s completely barrel-fermented using indigenous and cultured yeasts, before being aged in 50% new French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered and unfined (making it vegan friendly) after up to 18 months.

The resulting wine is concentrated, oak-driven and complex with great depth and a mouth-filling texture. Pronounced and toasty on the nose, this world class Chardonnay displays opulent notes of hazelnut, apricot, butter, vanilla, marzipan and orange blossom. Rich, concentrated and incredibly intense in the mouth, it features indulgent and layered flavours of pear, lemon curd, white stone fruit, tropical fruit, walnut, rye bread, caramel, smoke and spice. Superbly balanced with firm acidity, this wine will continue to evolve and improve over for many years to come.

£15.33 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 2674775

Style No.: 691286

Country: USA
Region: Sonoma
Grapes: Chardonnay
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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