Elegant and refined with a backbone of pristine fruit and balanced acidity, this finely concentrated Chardonnay has a lovely freshness and finesse and will become more complex as it evolves over time. It is drinking well now, and will develop beautifully over 5-7 years
Small and select family of wines – Chardonnay, Syrah and a Merlot Cabernet blend, are Kate’s personal favourites and represent the best of Hawke’s Bay. “They’re not big blockbuster wines. They’re proudly cool climate wines, aged in French oak, with a lovely line of pure fruit, subtlety and elegance. The pristine fruit paired with refreshing acidity means there’s a restraint about them allowing them to age beautifully.”
Old vine Mendoza Chardonnay was sourced from two sites in Hawke’s Bay. The Mangatahi site is inland and elevated and later ripening, while Bridge Pa ripens Chardonnay beautifully with their red metal soils. Low yielding vines, open canopy management, managed irrigation and Sustainable Winegrowing NZ farmed were common to both sites. The Mendoza clone with their typical hen and chicken bunches produced fruit of great intensity and balance, and structured acidity. This Chardonnay was hand harvested and cooled overnight.
Buying optionsCase discounts will be applied at checkout for multiples of 6 (5%) and 12+ (10%) bottles, including mixed bottles, but excluding any already discounted wines.
- Next day delivery
- No minimum order
- Pick up from cellar
- ABV 13%
- Closure Stelvin
- Grape Chardonnay
- Region Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
- Bottle Size 75cl
- Vintage 2018
- In Cellar Yes