About this winery
Dog Point Vineyard is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough. Established in 2002 by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. Dog Point Vineyard is located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region. The name “Dog Point” dates from earliest...
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Notes about product
Two-thirds Mendoza and one-third B95 Chardonnay clones sourced from vines dating back to 1981.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed and transferred directly to French oak barrels (15% new) and left to undergo primary and secondary malolactic fermentations for 18 months. The wine was then bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.
Bright citrus aromas develop into complex smokey, flint, toast and biscuit notes. The palate demonstrates vibrant, lively acidity revealing its citrus core and is complimented by cashew and almond nuttiness. Pair with white fish, pork, and seared scallops.