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Walnut Block - Nutcracker Chardonnay 2018 Walnut Block - Nutcracker Chardonnay 2018

Walnut Block - Nutcracker Chardonnay 2018

Experience Chardonnay in Its Perfection

Single Bottle:

In stock



Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13%


Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

This wine is very expressive with many layers. The palate is rich and full-bodied yet displays a tightly structured minerality typical of the clone. Abundant flavours of stone fruit and citrus with hints of nuts, the finish is beautifully supported with elegant oak and good acidity.

Technical Info

Brand:Walnut Block


Organic Certification:BioAgro - 5240

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:10-13C°C

Drink By:2028

Wine Ageing:12 months in barrels

Winemaking Style:Minimal-intervention


Winemaking:Whole bunch pressed, and the juice run directly into French 500L oak puncheons. Wild yeasts from the vineyard provide a natural fermentation. The wine is left to develop in oak for a year.

Viticulture:Mendoza clone of Chardonnay. Each plant is shoot-thinned and lightly leaf-plucked to provide ideal light penetration and even ripening. Very low yields ensure excellent flavours with the cool climate providing finely balanced acidity.

Food Pairing:Lemon Butter Grilled Shrimp, Roast Chicken with Herbs, Creamy Lobster Bisque, Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi, Mushroom Risotto, Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce, Chicken Alfredo, Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce, Baked Brie with Apricot Preserves, Fettuccine Alfredo.

Taste Profile


Full Body






Walnut Block

Founded in 1996 by the Sowman brothers, Clyde and Nigel, Walnut Block is a distinguished winery nestled in the heart of New Zealand's esteemed Marlborough wine region. Their journey began with the planting of their very first vineyard, strategically located in the Wairau Valley, renowned for its exceptional terroir and favourable grape-growing climate. Nearly a decade later, in 2005, the Sowman brothers officially established Walnut Block Winery, a family endeavour built upon their shared love for viticulture and winemaking. The name "Walnut Block" pays homage to the magnificent walnut tree that stands as a proud sentinel in the centre of their vineyard, serving as a symbol of their commitment to both nature and tradition. Their portfolio includes exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and a range of other varietals that capture the essence of New Zealand's terroir.

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