Te Awanga Est Chardonnay



Premium grapes were first grown in Te Awanga at the
beginning of last century. The warm coastal climate, gentle
sea breezes and shallow clay soils combine to produce award
winning wines of great varietal flavour and finesse. Our
Mendoza and clone 15 Chardonnay vines range from 14 to
20 years old with a combination of rootstocks. Expert canopy
management, including shoot thinning and leaf plucking, has
ensured vine health, ideal flavours and clean, ripe fruit.

A combination of machine and handpicked fruit was gently
pressed and run to a mixture of new and used French oak
barriques and stainless-steel tanks for fermentation. The
wine rested on lees for ten months where it underwent a
partial MLF. It was gently stirred every couple of weeks for
four months before it was blended, lightly fined and bottled
in late 2018

A classic, generous Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay with an
attractive nose of grilled grapefruit, vanilla and hazelnut. A
full, rich palate with lovely citrus, bright acidity and layered
toasty oak complexity. Will cellar beautifully for up to five
years and with careful cellaring up to ten.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Standard Drinks: 7.4 standard drinks
Allergens: Contains Sulphites. Traditional fining using egg
whites, traces may remain

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