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  • A rich & lively Chardonnay from the Gimblett Gravels.
  • Bright stone fruit & butterscotch flavours.
  • Sustainable wine growing & vegan friendly.

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose The nose is richly packed with dense and deep aromas of baked peach, butterscotch and salted caramel.
Palate Bright & lively yellow peach and nectarine flavours, with creamy barrel ferment and hints of limestone minerality. Silky mouth feel with a lingering toasty oak finish.
Food Pairing Pork tenderloin & winter veggies.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Hand-picked from the winery's Gimblett Road vineyard from vines planted in 2005. Fully barrel fermented and aged for 14 months on 30% new French oak.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Hawkes Bay
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Organic / Vegan
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Hawkes Bay
New Zealand’s second largest wine region (behind Marlborough), Hawkes Bay is on the east coast of the north island, to the south of Gisborne, and is New Zealand’s leading wine and food tourism destination. Many of the finest wines come out of the Hawkes Bay wine region.

A temperate climate with lots of sun is suited to superb Chardonnays in the whites and also later ripening red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc (Bordeaux varietals) and Syrah.

A very special sub region in the Hawkes Bay region is the Gimblett Gravels. This sub region was thought to be not even good enough to graze sheep on, but in 1981 was planted under vine and now represents some of the world’s finest full bodied red wines. The unique terroir of the Gimblett Gravels comes from the old Ngaruroro River which until flowed through what is now known as the Gimblett Gravels, dumping gravel and heavy sands. The earthquake of 1931 changed the course of the river, leaving bare 800 hectares of prime new world terroir. Being 15km inland it doesn’t get the cooling sea breezes, so the region can get much hotter than the rest of Hawkes Bay.


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