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Oyster Bay
Marlborough Chardonnay

Possibly the world’s coolest Chardonnay.

Fragrant white peach vibrant citrus with lingering lime zest and a creamy texture.

Recently awarded 93 points at the International Wine Challenge.

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From the famed home of cool climate flavour intensity, Oyster Bay Chardonnay is a delightful breath of fresh air and displays a style of its own. Its assertive and refreshing flavours are captured and partnered with subtle oak bringing a delicate texture to the wine.

New Zealand produces world-class Chardonnay and Marlborough is at the heart of it all as the country’s premier grape-growing region. Marlborough’s warm days and cool nights create an extended growing season allowing the grapes to develop strong, intense varietal characteristics whilst maintaining a balanced, crisp natural acidity. The result is a sublime expression of fruit purity from Marlborough’s unique cool climate and soils. No wonder its called the world’s coolest Chardonnay.

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Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay, New Zealand – Awards and Accolades

93 points

2022 INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED 93 POINTS
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world's most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

4 stars

2020 Michael Cooper, New Zealand - 2018 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED 4 OUT OF 4 STARS
Michael Cooper, New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine writer whose work includes the Wine Atlas of New Zealand. In the 2004 New Year Honours, Michael was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to wine writing.

90 points

2017 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, USA - 2016 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED 90 POINTS
San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the oldest, largest - and most influential wine competitions in the world.

Gold medal

2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA - 2016 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED A GOLD MEDAL
San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the oldest, largest - and most influential wine competitions in the world.

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay, New Zealand – Technical Information

Oyster Bay Chardonnay truly captures the character of Marlborough with pure, incisive, ripe fruit flavours. A combination of barrel and tank fermentation, the stirring of yeast lees and a portion of malolactic fermentation achieves maximum softness, integration and texture.

Clonal influences in the vineyard are very important, providing smaller berries and enhanced flavour intensity. The result is the delicious Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay with concentrated aromas and flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish.

A sublime expression of fruit purity from Marlborough’s unique cool climate and soils.

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay, New Zealand – Winemaking Techniques

Our winemaking philosophy is to capture the special character of New Zealand’s cool climate viticulture – to consistently produce distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours.

The flavours we love so much are there from the moment we pick the grapes. They come from the unique cool climate and ancient soils where our vines grow and we work hard, using a science and a love of the land to create remarkable flavours in every bunch.

We call these elegant and assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours.

Uniquely New Zealand, undeniably Oyster Bay.

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