2022 Haha Hawke's Bay Chardonnay
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Hawke's Bay, NZ
Attractively ripe and elegantly fragrant , our Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay offers delightful drinking. A delicious wine with a combination of ripe yellow stone fruit, apricot and roasted nut characters and a creamy, supple mouthfeel.
Colour: Pale straw.
Aroma: Enticing fruit aromas of ripe golden peach, apricot and grapefruit, supported by toasty oak.
Palate: The palate is broad and soft, with delicious flavours of peaches and honeydew melon, accentuated by the extra creaminess and texture from the lees ageing.
Winemaking & Viticulture: Vintage 2022 provided the warmest weather on record in New Zealand. This along with favourable rain post- flowering set up a fantastic fruit crop for our 2022 wines. An early and compact harvest along with hard work allowed our talented winemak- er to produce fabulous wines that rival the last two years vintages with well balanced flavour and acidity.The fruit for our 2022 Chardonnay was sourced from vineyards located on the silty river banks of Hawke’s Bay.
The parcels of fruit were harvested and gently pressed on arrival to the winery. The juice as the cold settled before being inoculated with selected yeasts to undergo controlled fermentation in a mix of tanks and barrels. The wine went through malolactic fermentation and was aged on full lees prior to blending, stabilisation, filtering and bottling.
Food Match: Superb on its own or lightly chilled with a full-flavoured creamy lemon chicken dish.
- Haha Wine Company
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