The classic 2014 Hawkes Bay vintage has produced a wine of concentration and restraint. Citrus, roasted nut and fragrant flinty aromatics combine on a finely styled, textured and seamless palate. Showing harmony and good complexity this classic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay will continue to age gracefully over time.
Pressing: Whole cluster
Fermentation vessel: French barrique, 40% new and 60% seasoned
Maturation: 12 months in barrique and tank
Malolactic fermentation: Partial and natural
Bottled: 13th March2015
Cellaring Potential: 5-8+ years from vintage
Total acidity: 7.77gL
Residual sugar: Nil
Grapes for this wine were selectively hand picked between the 10th & 14th of March. Typical of our Legacy sites, the low yielding vines in 2014 produced depth and concentration of flavour with good levels of natural acidity. This finely styled and balanced wine shows defined fruit flavours with layered complexity and texture resulting from our classical and natural approach to winemaking.