Typical fruit characters from Hawkes Bay Chardonnay such as grapefruit and melon are unencumbered with the minimal use of oak, in a Chablis vein. The wine is rich and round, with soft acidity and attractive sweet fruit.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Typical fresh fruit characters from Hawkes Bay Chardonnay such as grapefruit and melon are unencumbered with the minimal use of oak.
The wine is elegant but powerful and shows good aging potential.
It should be drinking at its best by 2012-2014. Maturation under good cellar conditions for a further 2 years will be well rewarded.
Serve lightly chilled with seafood or poultry dishes, or as a wine on its own.
2010 was a fantastic vintage for Chardonnay in Hawkes Bay. A moderate summer was followed by an excellent cool and dry autumn. This allowed for full ripeness of the grapes to be possible and lead to concentrated aroma and flavour development, along with a great natural acid balance.