Dog Point Chardonnay 2020

29,49 €

39,32 € pro Liter

incl. statutory VAT excl. shipping costs

delivery time ca. 2-4 Werktage

Product.Nr. 2046

This classy, single-vineyard wine is considered as one of the best Chardonnays in New Zealand. A complex and powerful wine with signature gun flint complexity and structural depth.

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Dog Point Chardonnay 2020


Review Dog Point Chardonnay 2020Bob Campbell, MW (The Real Review): 96/100. Intense, mouthwatering chardonnay with lime, pineapple, oyster shell/mineral, hazelnut and subtle spicy oak flavours. Delicious high-energy wine in a rather Chablis-esque style with purity and power.


Review Dog Point Chardonnay 2020Cameron Douglas MS: 96/100.  Fabulous bouquet and palate with aromas of fresh peach and gun-flint minerality, new and used barrel with a nutty cashew complexity, baked apple and quince. Delicious, fresh and dry with a satin touch, back bone of acidity and flavours of barrel, flint, mineral and oak. Fine tannins, a lengthy finish and delicious complexity. Best drinking from mid to late 2023 through 2029.


Review Dog Point Chardonnay 2020James Suckling ( 94/100 & Top 100 Value Wines of 2022. Inviting aromas of flint, matchstick, grated nutmeg, dried lemon rind and sliced grapefruit. Medium-bodied with silky texture. Fresh and bright fruit turns more savory with herbs and spice coming to the forefront. Layered. Tannic, tight finish. .... Drink now.


Bewertung Dog Point Chardonnay 2020MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator: 94/100.Succulent and mouthwatering, with a snappy mix of lemon curd, lemon blossom and flint elements. Shows more nuanced notes of salted butterscotch, brioche and litsea oil that linger in the background, while the fresh, vibrant acidity is sleek on the finish, providing focus and length.


review Dog Point Chardonnay 2019Michael Cooper: 5 stars. The 2020 vintage is bright, light yellow/green, with a fresh savoury bouquet. Mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, it has concentrated peachy, citrusy flavours, finely integrated oak, excellent complexity and a dry, crisp finish. Likely to be long-lived, it’s worth cellaring to 2024+.


Tasting Note

A ripe citrus spectrum of fruit is at the core of a complex chardonnay with spice, peach, toasted nuts and gravelly, flint aromas. A pure and focussed palate with a bright, crunchy structure and fine acidity. The complex barrel aged flavours also imparting textures that carry on the back of the fine acidity.

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Additional information

Type: White wine

Grape varial: Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13.5% vol

Enjoy with: Scallops, white fish, poultry and BBQ Pork.

Vineyard: Dog Point Home Vineyard on clay hill slopes and surrounding foothills, Marlborough, New Zealand. 6.2 tonnes/hectare. Vines are 27 years old on average. Some plantings dating back to 1981.

Soil: Clay and silt/clay loams with interspersed gravel.

Vintage: A warm growing season with very dry conditions between January and April with only 45mm falling (less than 30% of the average). A season which will be remembered for other reasons however, with a global pandemic affecting staffing movements and logistics but one where calm decision making and patience resulted in perfect ripening conditions, and a very rewarding season. One of the best the region has experienced in recent years.

Winemaking: Hand picked and gently pressed straight to barrel (10% new) for eighteen months. No juice clarification with 100% wild primary and secondary fermentations. Bottled without fining and with only minimal filtration.

Winestyle: dry

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulfites

Cellaring potential: 2028+

Closure: Screwcap

Produced and bottled by: Dog Point Vineyards Ltd, PO Box 52, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand

Distributor: vinabonus GmbH, Simmedenweg 40, 34134 Kassel, Germany

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