The fruit for this wine is a blend of Mendoza, Clone 15, Clone 95 and Clone 6 Chardonnay, which was grown in the sandy silt soils of the lower terrace at Askerne Vineyard.
The wine was fermented and aged for 9 months in 1-3 year old French and Hungarian oak barrels. (30% new)
Lees stirring was undertaken to naturally preserve and add structure to this wine. 100% of the wine underwent malolactic conversion.
Residual Sugar 1g/l
Pristine fruit was hand harvested off our estate vineyard and barrel fermented to produce a rich and complex Chardonnay. Notes of vanilla, toast and mixed spice complement the stone fruit and citrus notes of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. ageing potential 3-5 years. The wine will compliment fish, chicken and pork dishes.
Gold Medal Hawkes By A&P Wine Awards 2016
Silver Medal Bargato Wine Awards 2016
Silver Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
Cameron Douglas 4 stars
Wine Orbit 4.5 stars
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 4 stars