Vidal Legacy Wines

Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

— 2018 —

The 2017/2018 growing season has produced a wine encapsulating concentration and restraint. Citrus, pink grapefruit, roasted nuts and fragrant flinty aromatics combine on a finely styled, textured and seamless palate. Showing harmony and complexity this classic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay will continue to age gracefully over time. Distinctive and age-worthy.

$59.99 ea

Buy 6: $50.99 ea

Pressing: Whole cluster
Fermentation: Natural
Fermentation Vessel: French barrique - 45% new and 55% old
Maturation: 12 months in barriique and tank
Bottled: 15th March 2016
Barriques made: 21
Cellaring Potential: 5 - 8+ years from vintage

Variety: Chardonnay
Total acidity: 7.3gL
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Nil
pH: 3.14


2017 has produced exceptional Chardonnay.The cooler than normal start to the season
delayed ripening allowing the slow accumulation of flavour and retention of natural acidity
in what was a relatively warm year with GDD above the long term average. Excellent
flavour ripeness at lower sugar levels, not least due to low yields allowed early picking
when natural acid levels were higher, ensuring the final wine exhibits freshness and
restraint. Grapes were selectively handpicked from low yielding vineyards identified for
their ability to produce grapes with concentration, freshness and balance

“A seriously good chardonnay that will age well but is irresistible now”

97/100 - 5 Star - Bob Campbell, MW, "Rich, intense, yet silken Chardonnay with a seductive mix of ripe tree fruit, peach, nectarine and savoury nut and bran biscuit flavours. The wines outstanding feature is an ethereal texture and very lengthy finish. A powerhouse clothed in a featherbed jacket. A seriously good chardonnay that will age well but is irresistible now"