Te Awa `Left Field` Chardonnay 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

The origin of Left Field Chardonnay was our desire to make Chardonnay that would express purity and mineral character in the vineyard.

Typical Chardonnay notes of white nectarine and fresh citrus show through on the nose. Subtle notes of talc, mineral, and flint are in the background.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Unoaked Hawke?s Bay wine, fermented and lees-aged in 225-litre stainless steel „barrels? and blended with 3% viognier. Slightly mealy aromas, with strong, ripe, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, good texture and weight.3 and half Star - Michael Cooper – Winestate -March/April 2010

From the Gimblett Gravels district, this unoaked chardonnay is elegantly framed displaying citrus, peach and subtle creamy characters on the nose. The palate is lively and juicy with well-pitched acidity leading to a delicate dry finish. A perfect chardonnay for light seafood.Rating 83 - Sam Kim – Food and Beverage Today – November 2010

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Typical Chardonnay notes of white nectarine and fresh citrus show through on the nose. Subtle notes of talc, mineral, and flint are in the background.

Palate

The main impression on the palate is that of freshness with a hint of flintess. The purity of the Chardonnay fruit flavour, coupled with sensitive winemaking, has resulted in a medium bodied, well focused wine. The wine is dry, but not austere, which lends itself to the role of thirst quencher/whistle wetter.

An excellent wine to put yourself on the outside of.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2010

Silver Medal, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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As a single estate winery, Te Awa cherish their rich diversity that the unique terroir of Te Awa provides. Their philosophy is to achieve balanced wines, reflecting the grapes from which they are made and having the individuality of our vineyard site. Embracing the time proven traditions of the worlds great winemakers, they harvest and vinify the different parcels of our vineyard separately, which gives us small variations in flavour and texture and thus more options when it comes to blending.

Their aim is for a synergistic effect, where the wine will be better than the sum of the individual parts. Once blended, the components marry and age together, evolving towards harmony as one wine - the best possible expression of their vineyards unique character.

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