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2015 Chardonnay

$22.90

Product Description

 

WINEMAKING NOTES

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.

ANALYSIS

PH 3.28

TA 5.8g/l

Residual Sugar 1g/l

Alcohol 14%

TASTING NOTES

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.

AWARDS

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

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