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Third Generation Chardonnay - 2020

Nugan Estate

3.6 / 5.0

Australia » South Eastern Australia
white still, dry
Nugan Estate
380 UAH
not available
Nugan Estate Third Generation Chardonnay 2020

The grapes are crushed and lightly pressed before clarification and cool fermentation. Fermentation happens at cool temperatures in French oak barrels.


3.6 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Norm Wines Vol. 2

The wine offers an intense bouquet characterized by yellow fruits, butter, vanilla, and citrus. While not particularly complex, this tasting revealed a notable lack of acidity compared to previous experiences. It presents as almost full-bodied, with a heavy and bright profile, yet is somewhat challenging to drink. The primary concern is a lack of balance, though it remains a decently crafted wine considering its price point.

Wine #3 on Norm Wines Vol. 2 event.

3.6 / 5.0750 ml@Boris

Absolutely up to expectations. It has an explosive bouquet of banana, ripe melon, vanilla, butter and limoncello (except for the warm ethanol sensation). Round and actually interesting palate. Aye, it's vulgarly sweet. But it has good and friendly acidity to give at least some idea of freshness, at least at the beginning. And what amazes me the most - it has some minerality. The aftertaste is not that long but has flavours of green apricot, green melon, lime and river pebbles.

Nugan Estate

Nugan Estate, an Australian winery with a rich history, is rooted in the diverse cultural heritage brought by its founders, Alfredo and Annelise Nugan, from Spain in 1938. The estate has evolved from humble beginnings in selling seasonal produce to becoming a significant name in the wine industry, showcasing a strong commitment to quality and innovation. This dedication is evident in their adoption of environmentally sustainable practices, including the unique indoor design of their winery to reduce environmental impacts and fluctuations in temperature. They also demonstrate a commitment to sustainability through water recycling and other green initiatives. Their focus on legacy and environmental responsibility highlights a depth that goes beyond mere wine production.

Over the decades, Nugan Estate has developed a reputation for excellence, reflected in its award-winning status and global distribution. With a portfolio that includes the Alfredo Series, Cookoothama range, and Third Generation wines, Nugan Estate showcases a variety of styles, each embodying the family's passion and dedication to winemaking. Their Barrel Cave (storage facility), a testament to their focus on quality maturation, is a striking example of their commitment to the craft. Despite their growth and success, the family has maintained their ethos of hard work and innovation, contributing to community projects such as funding preschools in Africa, which reflects the caring spirit of their founders.