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Next Generation: Mistletoe Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Here is a feature wine from Mistletoe’s Nick Paterson, one of the Hunter Valley’s Next Gen winemakers that you can catch on their 2013 Caravan of Courage tour at a location near you:

Mistletoe’s winemaker, Nick Paterson is currently the Hunter’s crowned Winemaker of the Year (2012) having grown up on his family’s small boutique vineyard Chateau Pato. This month, he is touring with his pals from the Next Generation Hunter Valley Caravan of Courage proving that the Hunter always has something fresh on offer.

The spicy citrus and stonefruit has a floral lift. Whole bunch pressed, 100% barrel fermented and matured in new and old oak gives a creamy nuttiness gives the wine depth, richness and texture. Firm but generous length that finishes on a dollop of cream. A versatile wine to enjoy with grilled chicken salad sprinkled with pine nuts.

Date: April 2013   Price:  $40  Value: $$ Drink:  Now  – 3 years

Read more about Nick and the other Next Gen winemakers here.

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