Te Awa `Left Field` Chardonnay 2010 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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$16.90 per Bottle
$202.80 per case
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The origin of Left Field Chardonnay was our desire to make a Chardonnay that would express the purity and mineral character found in the vineyard.

We have picked parcels of fruit from the blocks on the “Left Field” part of the vineyard.

Chardonnay selections of UCD15, Mendoza and Dijon 95 were used to make this wine. In 2010 we trialed organic/ biological farming within these blocks. Judge the results for yourself!

NZ - Hawke's Bay
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On the palate, extra richness has been squeezed into the wine through a longer than normal contact time with the yeast lees. Interestingly, I believe the lees contribute richness up until nine months post fermentation, from that point they start ‘letting go’ their inherent flavour: cream, yoghurt and other complex savoury notes imbue into the wine. For Left Field we want the richness, not necessarily the extra flavour. The palate finishes with more volume

than what it starts with; a good indicator!

NZ - Hawke's Bay
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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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