Enticing aromas of citrus and stone fruit combine with integrated oak and an underlying nuttiness on the palate. Fruit driven, vibrant and well balanced, this wine is ideal on its own or served with fresh seasonal produce.Food Matches: Seafood, chicken or pork.
Silver - Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards 2017
Juice from the crushed and gently pressed grapes was allowed to naturally settle
before being racked with light lees to seasoned French barrique and tank for
fermentation. The small portion aged in seasoned oak has added subtle flavour,
aroma and texture while the remaining portion has provided fruit purity and
clarity to the final wine. Both ferment portions were aged and stirred on lees,
adding further complexity and enhancing the mouthfeel of the wine.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.67gL
RESIDUAL SUGAR: Dry
Fruit for this wine was grown in the cooler valleys of Dartmoor and Ohiti
along with the warmer, free draining Bridge Pa and neighbouring gravel
based soils of Omahu. In the vineyard, particular attention was given to
“opening up” vine canopies, yield restriction and selective harvesting. The
outstanding Hawkes Bay Chardonnay vintage of 2016 and our sites have
delivered a classic cool climate Chardonnay, combining ripe stone fruit with
grapefruit and citrus flavours on an elegantly styled palate.