Settlement Poplars Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 (90 WE)
Winter 2024 Issue
Settlement crafts a robust and dynamic chardonnay from the 28 year old vines of the Poplars Vineyard. Coaxing the best from the Mendoza Clone plantings, the wine has a naturally flinty edge that sits in contrast against moderate oak and lees aging.
Marlborough, New Zealand
The mission at Settlement is to seek out the most distinguished parcels of fruit from some of Marlborough’s finest organic vineyards and create four wines that reflect the diverse plots of land within this famed region. By choosing exceptional vineyard sites little is required in the winery. The purity of fruit and flavor is nurtured in the vineyard, and the delicate variations of each season are embraced in such a way that little intervention required. The results are elegant, complex and structured.