#Chardonnay Day Success and the BBC Club· Video Wine Reviews
May 27th, 2011 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Video Wine Reviews
With the huge success of Chardonnay Day, the global audience was staggering. So far: #chardonnay day reached 4,178,159 people, 28,318,197 impressions, 12,097 tweets & 3,314 contributors globally – & it’s still going! So for those New Zealand wineries that missed the boat this time, make sure you hop on next time!
The Chardonnay’s tasted with Radio Wammo were:
Forrest Estate Chardonnay 2008 Marlborough
Scottish oak cake biscuits and lemon meringue pie capped with toasty oak ooze from the glass. The palate is initially tricked into thinking that the wine is quite linear, then the cinnamon and nutmeg characters kick in. Full bodied, yet stylish, but a little too hot at the end for me and is slightly awkward and angular. Good wine when matched with food, ie something hearty.
Greystone Chardonnay 2009 Waipara
From the Clay soils of Block 2, a flat block which overlooks the Omihi Stream, the grapes are all estate grown. The grapefruit aromatics simply flow over the edge of the glass. Mix that with lime, peach and hint of nectarine and you have what this wine is all about. The palate is rich, with ripe fruit and a cream/chalkiness. The finish is long and minerally.
Muddy Water Chardonnay 2009 Waipara
Now owned by Greystone Vineyard, the vines are farmed organically and set on the slopes of the Teviotdale Hills. The name Muddy Water direct translation from the Maori place-name Waipara (Wai – water Para – mud or sediment).
Clean citrus fruit and cashew nuts make for an interesting nose, the aromatics are subtle at first, but after an hour they hit their stride. The smooth, if not a tad too hot from the alcohol, palate leads from citrus through to cream and crushed rock . The finish creamy and long, with a lingering sense of fruit sweetness.