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Echelon

Bouquet: Earthy notes with strawberry, melon and apple strudel. Palate: Dry and persistent with an element of creamy complexity. Bright, crisp fruit is the backdrop for more interesting flavours to develop over time.

 Producer Spy Valley Wines
 Region Marlborough
 Country New Zealand
 Varietals ChardonnayPinot Noir
 Alcohol 12.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2010

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Varietal Facts

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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Chardonnay

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Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Chardonnay   Chardonnay (Vitis vinifera var ‘Chardonnay’) A neutral white grape variety, the Vitus vinifera Chardonnay originated in Burgundy, France and is now planted all over the world.   Experience / Tasting Profile Of Chardonnay Grape Variety Appearance...

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Community Reviews

1 out of 5 starsReviewed on April 08, 2017

A beautiful piece of land this estate is on in the south island of New Zealand - and the owners make much of the location - very near a US/NZ Spy base. This wine is even named "Echelon" after the global surveillance system used by governments. This affectation sums up the tastelessness of nearly every Spy Valley wine I have tried. Bland and highly overpriced whites. Not recommended!

 

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on September 18, 2015
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About the Producer

Spy Valley Wines
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Spy Valley Wines

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

Established in 1993 and planted on land considered too hard, too dry and unfertile for wine production, Spy Valley has since become one of Marlborough's finest cool climate vineyards.  In 1993 Bryan and Jan Johnson established the first of their 380 acres of Johnson Estatevineyards. Pioneers in what...

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