Esk Valley, Hawkes Bay

Chardonnay

WINEMAKING

The individual vineyard parcels are kept separate and fermented in a mix of oak barriques and stainless tanks. Cultured and indigenous yeasts are utilised for fermentation and the finished wines left on lees until blending and bottling. A percentage of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to naturally soften the acidity.

WINEMAKER'S COMMENT

This is a full bodied yet elegant style of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay exhibiting aromas of peach and melon intermingled with hints of butter, grapefruit and French oak spice.

FOOD MATCH

Ideally suited to rich seafood or white meat dishes.

IDEAL DRINKING

Enjoy upon release or for three years following vintage.