It was an exciting day for wine lovers when Cloudy Bay’s former viticulturalist and winemaker Ivan Sutherland and James Healy decided to go out on their own. This is their superb 93 point Chardonnay, lavished with the same care as Grand Cru Burgundy.
"Zesty and refreshing, with a long, mouthwatering finish, this is a compelling Marlborough Chardonnay"
Joe Czerwinski Wine Advocate
Meet the wines of Dog Point – an outstanding, award winning range from New Zealand’s Marlborough region. In 2004 Ivan Sutherland and James Sealy decided to take the skills they’d learnt as viticulturalist and winemaker at Cloudy Bay and set up on their own. They had a head start as Ivan had planted vineyards in Marlborough back in the 1970s. Dog Point remains very much owned by the two families – a boutique winery aiming firmly for high quality wines, produced as naturally as possible. Using indigenous yeasts from hand-picked fruit, the wine is meticulously made, spending 18 months in French oak barrels, while Burgundian methods of batonnage and ‘malo’ in barrel lend creamy complexity. Let it breathe and serve with seafood or whites meats.
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