Nekeas Chardonnay Cuvée Allier2020
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£13.85/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Tropical fruit / Citrus fruits / Toasty notes / Spicy notes / Mineral notes|
|Unctuous / Glyceric / Silky / Long finish|
Drinking and storing
Fish, Foie gras
Good one Navarra!
Navarra is rapidly developing a reputation for excellent Chardonnay. Nekeas Cuvée Allier is a strong contender. Pure chardonnay, not overly oaked and so smooth on the tongue. It has a glorious deep golden hue, reminiscent of North and South American cousins.
I loved this wine for the price An excellent chardonnay that stood up very well when blind tasted against a Burgundy at twice the price.
Nekeas is situated in the 'valley of the stars', Valdizarbe, where vine cultivation is only made possible due to the presence of the Sierra del Perdón: a mountainous barrier that protects the Nekeas valley from the cold winds of the Pyrenees. The Atlantic (it lies 70 km from the Atlantic Ocean) and Mediterranean climatic influences, and a diverse collection of rocky outcrops due to the irregular nature of its mountain geography (red, white and brownish-grey clay, rocky-stony...