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Roll over: Toasty savoury notes complimented by lifted aromas of citrus and spice.

Toasty savoury notes complimented by lifted aromas of citrus and spice. Tightly structured on the palate with the nutty character extending into a lengthy savoury finish.

Settlement are passionate about producing delicious wines that are expressions of a single vineyard block and respectful of the land the fruit comes from. They seek out the most distinguished parcels of fruit from some of Marlborough’s finest organic single vineyards, to create four wines that reflect the diverse parcels of land the fruit comes from. The wines produced – a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir - are well suited to Marlborough’s soil profile and climate and are sourced from individual sites in the Wairau and Southern Valley’s renowned for their silty clay loams, established vines, and organic farming practices. By choosing exceptional vineyard sites, little is required from the winery. The purity of fruit and flavour is nurtured in the organic vineyard, and any variation in season is embraced in the winery with little intervention required during the winemaking process. Creating elegant, complex and structured wines

Roll over: A delicate chardonnay with retained acidity and lower sugar levels.

The aim in the vineyard is to produce a delicate chardonnay, retain acidity, and harvest at lower sugar levels. To do this we employ substantial shoot positioning, rigorous crop selection and limited leaf removal.  These vines are now in third year of being grown without irrigation. All vineyard work is undertaken by dedicated family members, friends and community. Hand harvested and hand sorted in the vineyard, picking took place on the 15th of March.

As part of the original 1880’s subdivision of Martinborough, the Princess Street vineyard is formed by the early settler’s concept of a small farmlet. Originally divided into four 1-acre sections and two 4-acre lots, the property merged into one with the planting of the original vines 100-years later by Jack McCreanor, in 1986. Over the years, the vineyard has been influenced and shaped by some of the giants of the Wairarapa wine fraternity, to form the On Giants’ Shoulders vineyard that we know today.

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Roll over: Inspired by love, this is a classic Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay.

A classic Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay with attractive spiced oak and roasted nut notes which complement the summer fruit aromatics that our region is widely known for. The wine unfolds gracefully to bring joy to all occasions. 

At the very heart of this wine is the Bostock’s love of Hawke’s Bay and one special piece of land at their home at Ngatarawa. Long owned by Johnny and his wife, the late Vicki Bostock, it was Vicki’s passion that provided the inspiration for this wine.

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Roll over: 100% Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

The very first job of Chardonnay is to be refreshing.

Helio Chardonnay has a hint of reduction on the nose, reminiscent of freshly struck flint. This gives way to juicy stone fruit and a touch of grapefruit.  An attractive oyster shell mouth feel gives a pithy texture, paired with cleansing citrus and stone fruit on the palate. You’ll be going back for a second glass before you know it. A long finish of quenching bitterness and a hint of toasted vanilla from the old oak barrels makes for seriously food friendly Chardonnay.

Pair with good friends, crayfish, risotto, chargrilled chicken or well seasoned fish.

Helio is the side project put together by talented Clearview winemakers Sarah & Matt Kirby and wine entrepreneur Dave Nash.

 

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Roll over: Very aromatic combining fruity and floral notes. 

Elegant palate that blends power, raciness and roundness.  Nutty, broad, toasty-earthy nose, with a richness of fruit and generosity consistent with the appellation. Chalky and flinty with plenty of intensity on the palate. Long.

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Roll over: Domaine Leflaive, based in Puligny Montrachet, is one of the most important producers in the Côte de Beaune. 

A pretty nose is comprised by pronounced floral elements that add a touch of elegance to the bright citrus and apple scents. The middle weight flavours exude a bracing salinity on the clean and nicely dry finale. While this could easily be enjoyed upon release, it offers enough development to reward a few years of keeping.  Burghound

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Roll over: Domaine Leflaive, based in Puligny Montrachet, is one of the most important producers in the Côte de Beaune. 

Super-fresh aromas include those of green apple, spice and a plethora of citrus nuances. The medium weight flavors are not quite as dense but they're notably finer and with better precision on the mineral-driven, clean and agreeably dry finale that is just a bit firmer.

Tasted: Jun 10, 2021 Drink: 2025+  Outstanding Top value. Burghound

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Roll over: Soulful white. Argentina's answer to Montrachet. James Suckling 100points

Catena Zapata is an iconic winery working hard to bring Argentine wine to the world; not for nothing has it been the country’s top exporter for the past three decades. Founded and led by Nicolás Catena, today it is run by Laura Catena, with a focus on the oenological excellence of a vast team overseen by the extremely talented Alejandro Vigil as well as prestigious researchers such as Fernando Buscema, who runs the Catena Institute of Wine. Having begun a process of terroir-focused quality 40 years ago – with vineyards in Paraje Altamira, Gualtallary, Vista Flores, Villa Bastías, Agrelo and Lunlunta – today their parcel Malbecs and Chardonnays are some of the best wines on the market. Vinous

91 AG

Roll over:  A venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of DRC in Burgundy

The 2017 Chardonnay Le Debut Hyde Vineyard is a very pretty, open-knit wine loaded with class and personality. Light tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit complement lemon confit, white flowers and mint in this silky, supple Chardonnay. The Debut is the domaine's young-vine Chardonnay, from vines planted in 2010 with Calera clone. About 75% of the wine was aged in neutral oak and 25% in concrete egg. Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: September 2019

 

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Roll over:  A venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of DRC in Burgundy

Freshness and brightness take center stage in the precise structure of this wine. Aromas of jasmine and lime blossom pair with Meyer lemon and green apple, which lead to hints of baking spices and toasted brioche. The palate bursts with vibrant acidity and mouth-coating textures, giving way to a lingering mineral-driven finish. The focus and tension of this wine promise aging for years to come.