2018 Estate Chardonnay
This wine is crafted to showcase the elegant flavours achieved in the Bridge Pa triangle of Hawkes Bay while also providing the complexity and structure desired in this most noble of grape varieties.
100% Chardonnay (Clone 15 (68%)and Clone 95 (32%)).
This Chardonnay was fully barrel femented, in mainly seasoned French oak barrels. 10% was new.
Each batch was treated separately in the winery with some batches fermented on full solids and others from cleaner juice.
90% of this blend went through malolactic fermentation. This variation in batches creates complexity in the wine as each barrel is kept separate for 7months before deciding final blending components. All barrels were lees stirred for the first 4 months in barrel.
Colour: Light Gold
Aroma: Elegant stone fruit aromatics with some toast.
Palate: Peach and nectarine with citrus undertone, rich mouthfeel and elegant oak.
This wine is a perfect companion to chicken and pork dishes, as well as rich seafood dishes.
This wine is ready for drinking now, and will cellar well for 2-5 years.
A classical, generous Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Aroma’s of citrus, florals and fresh picked apricots. The palate has some toasty oak, stonefruits and citrus notes.