Te Awa Chardonnay, Hawke's Bay

Te Awa Chardonnay, Hawke's Bay

Chardonnay grapes grown in Te Awa’s best vineyard blocks, located on free-draining gravel soils, are gently pressed and allowed to settle. The juice is fermented in French oak barrels; most allowed to proceed using the natural yeasts that came in from the vineyard. After the malolactic fermentation in the spring, the wine is kept on the fine lees for ten months before blending and bottling. Lean, with a crunchy acidity, the palate is elegant with notes of citrus and vanilla and a richness obtained from the lees ageing.

  • Type: White
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Te Awa
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.45
  • Code: 29084
  • Expression: Acorn