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Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2020

A beautiful pale-gold Chardonnay with aromas of pineapple, citrus and stone fruit with subtle toasty oak characters.
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Textured and elegant, this Chardonnay is ever so lightly oaked, allowing fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours to shine through.

Tasting notes

A gorgeous Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay.

 

Bouquet: This beautiful pale-gold Chardonnay has aromas of stone fruits and citrus with subtle spice and toasty oak.
Palate: The palate is textural, with good grip. It has nice minerality and sweet fruits flavours, which help give it
an elegant finish.
Food Match: Beautifully matched with roast chicken, fish and chips and oysters.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.

Vintage Summary

The 2021 growing season in Hawkes Bay was of exceptional quality; warm spring temperatures, brought forward flowering, but also meant for smaller crops. With very little disease pressure and with the weather continuing to remain favourable through March the fruit was able to be picked at optimal ripeness.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked at ideal ripeness and gently pressed. The juice was settled and racked off solids then fermented with a range of vessels, temperatures and yeast strains to give complexity of aroma and mouth feel. After aging on yeast lees with regular stirring, the batches were racked, blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 7th March – 4th April 2021
Vineyard: Hawke’s Bay
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 3.9 g/I
pH: 3.32
TA: 5.65
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