Occasionally, a particular vintage or particular site produces something exceptional. In this case Winemaker Clive Jones may choose to bottle a limited release wine. These wines are typically made in such small quantities that they are generally only available in one or two markets. Please contact us directly at the winery if you would like to find out more about purchasing these wines.
The nose displays delicate aromas of lime zest, orange blossom and fennel seeds. The linear palate shows pithy texture and distinctive chalky acidity. The finish is persistent with honeydew melon notes and mixed spices. The wine will develop a more oily texture with time.
Other Vintages: 2018
This is a limited edition, single vineyard wine. Albariño, one of the most distinctive varieties from Spain, is a recent introduction to the pristine wine growing region of Marlborough.
Fruit was hand picked and chilled overnight before being destemmed and crushed prior to pressing. The racked and clarified juice was then cool fermented in a stainless steel tank using an aromatic yeast. A short period of maturation on yeast lees followed prior to bottling.
The Chairman's Reserve is the result of a long winemaking journey, produced from a selection of Pinot Noir fruit sourced from our two premiere blocks at our Clay Hills vineyard. It is a wine of purity and balance. This limited release wine is a blend selected by and named after Nautilus Estate proprietor Robert Hill Smith. Only 60 cases were made.