Radburnd Cellars Chardonnay | Gusto Wines

Radburnd Cellars Chardonnay

2018 — Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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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

“Radburnd Cellars is a dream come true for me – and I don’t say that lightly. It’s incredibly invigorating to create a winery with a clean slate so we’re able to completely focus on making small parcels of the absolute best wines we can – and that’s something that I have wanted to do for a very long time.”
– Kate Radburnd, Winemaker & Owner

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 options

Case discounts will be applied at checkout for multiples of 6 (5%) and 12+ (10%) bottles, including mixed bottles, but excluding any already discounted wines.
Single Bottlex 1£44.49
  • Next day delivery
  • No minimum order
  • Pick up from cellar

Full Details

  • ABV 13%
  • Closure Stelvin
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Region Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Vintage 2018
  • In Cellar Yes

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