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If there’s one Chardonnay you splash out on this year, this is it! This is the world beating Nelson Chardonnay by Tohu that made international headlines with an absolutely incredible 97/100 rating and a prestigious Best In Show award at the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, the Decanter World Wine Awards in London! Go Kiwi!
Winning Best In Show at the DWWA is no easy road that’s for sure. After joining over 18,000 other wines in the Decanter World Wine Awards wines are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze – the rest are shown the door! Then the best of the best go toe-to-toe to determine the Platinum award winners. THEN, the Platinum award winners go to head-to-head to discover the overall Best In Show winners, the top 50 wines from the entire competition.
To put it another way – top 50 from over 18,000 is just 0.002% of all wines entered got a Best In Show Award!
The DWWA judges said “This pure, restrained example from Nelson on the tip of the South Island is fresh and percussive on the nose, with a struck match or flintlock character that is almost more reminiscent of the Loire than of Burgundy.”
These are their single vineyard wines and they put their best foot forward on anything labelled under the Whenua series (individual barrel assessment in the winery to make sure only the best fruit makes it). Using fruit from the Upper Moutere region in Nelson and specifically their Ika and Matua blocks.
As you can imagine after such an insane award international (and domestic) demand for this wine has gone through the roof. Chardonnay lovers across the globe are scrambling to get their mits on a six pack or two of this seriously sensational wine. We grabbed what we could, while we could, now it’s your turn!