Golden straw in colour, these Chardonnay grapes are harvested from a single vineyard. The toasty aromas from the partial malolactic fermentation mingle with butterscotch notes, ripe apricot and vanilla. The palate is concentrated and full showing rich flavours of pineapple and honey, and ending with a lingering aniseed twist. Very Burgundian in character described in ‘The Wine Merchant Top 100 Wines’ as having ‘a ripe nose of sherbet, a nutty palate, good length and texture and lots of character’.
Established in 2004, Two Rivers of Marlborough takes its name from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing heart of Marlborough’s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys. It was in the Awatere valley, overlooking the braided river, that founder and winemaker David Clouston spent his childhood. He now lives in the Wairau valley, where he has made his home and his mark on the wine industry. Two Rivers of Marlborough's mission is to select the finest parcels of fruit from the banks of both the Wairau and Awatere rivers and to craft wines that express the different microclimates peculiar to these two rivers. Our aim at Two Rivers of Marlborough is to capture and emphasise the intense power of flavour for which Marlborough is famous while adding complexity and elegance to our wines through traditional winemaking techniques. It is this complexity and elegance with a slight European flair that has seen Two Rivers of Marlborough produce wines of great standing and concentration that are ideally matched with the finest local cuisine.
Roast chicken or Turkey.