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This is a medium-bodied and elegant Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. Its flavour profile is a mix of ripe peach, intermingled with hints of butter, grilled nuts, grapefruit and subtle oak spice. It is both complex and delicious.
Vineyards and Winemaking
The fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyard sites around the Hawkes Bay. Vineyards in the north at Bay View provide the finished wine with ripe tropical fruit flavours while sites on the terraces above the Tutaekuri River at Puketapu add a flintier, grapefruit note. These sites also provide a natural acidity to the blended wine. Shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning are all practiced in these vineyards in the pursuit of quality.
The individual vineyard parcels were harvested separately in early March and
fermented in both tank (55%) and French oak barriques. A small percentage was
allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation to soften the wine and add richness and
complexity. The finished wines were left on their yeast lees with regular stirring until
blending in November 2021.
Ideally suited to rich seafood dishes or white meats such as pork or chicken, but
equally delicious as an aperitif or with hard cheeses.