Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Chardonnay from Down Under

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Chardonnay from Down Under

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When it comes to wine, sauvignon blanc is what put New Zealand on the map. These pungent white wines continue to win fans with their distinctive herbaceous, grassy and exotic flavors and razor sharp crispness. While sauvignon blanc dominates New Zealand's white wine production, the country is also home to unique chardonnay. Although the selection of these chardonnay wines is limited in our market, some can be found. Below is an example of a New Zealand chardonnay compared with one from the country's down under neighbor, Australia.

NOBILO 2015 CHARDONNAY MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND

Bought * Dierbergs Brentwood Pointe, 8450 Eager Road, in July for $11.49

Description * If you like New Zealand-style sauvignon blanc, give this unoaked chardonnay a try. The Nobilo family was one of the pioneers of New Zealand's sauvignon blanc, and this chardonnay shares some of the same distinctive characteristics. …

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