Te Awa Chardonnay is our expression of a full bodied and oak aged Chardonnay.
There are three blocks of Chardonnay on the Te Awa Estate that have been used to craft this wine. Zone 7 and 12 comprise of old-vine Mendoza Chardonnay. The soil types are very similar through these blocks in that they are free draining gravel. Zone 30 is a younger block planted with B95 Chardonnay on fertile silts over-lying free draining gravels.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
This is elegant and sophisticated Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. A lovely combination of citrus and stone fruits make up the grape flavour component. Vanilla and toast flavours are contributed via the barrels. Complexity comes from maturation in contact with yeast and malo-lactic lees.
The elegance on the nose is manifested on the palate through a tightness of acidity and a graininess from the oak. There is a window of richness and sweetness, neatly enhanced through a warm ferment fatness which continues through to the finish.
Medals & Trophies
Pure Elite Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013