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A complex Chardonnay representing the very best of Hawke's Bay

Rich, creamy, with flavours of melon, lemon & peach leading to a long fresh finish

Excellent food match with Southern fried chicken & a fresh garden salad

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2015

$26.99p/Btl
Erp $39.99 $34.77
6 Btls, $161.94 6 Btls, $140.82

Promotional offer ends on 17/07/2020

Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal
Crossroads Winemakers Collection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2015

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2015

The Winemakers Collection includes the very best parcels of fruit, carefully selected from the Yelands own vineyards to be crafted with passion into the most exceptional wines Hawke’s Bay has to offer...
$26.99p/Btl
Erp $39.99 $34.77
6 Btls, $161.94 6 Btls, $140.82

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

Sydney International Wine Competition 2018

Description

A complex Chardonnay with citrus blossom, nectarine and toasty oak characters on the nose. The palate is rich and creamy, with flavours of melon, lemon and peach leading to a long fresh finish.

For over 20 years, Crossroads has represented the very best of small parcel Hawke’s Bay winemaking. This winemakers Collection includes the very best parcels of fruit, carefully selected from our own vineyards, crafted with passion into the most exceptional wines Hawke’s Bay has to offer.

2015 was another great season in Hawkes Bay, a combination of dry weather, warm days and cool nights gave ideal ripening conditions for all varieties. This single vineyard wine was sourced from the sunny free draining terraces of our inland Kereru road vineyard at Mangatahi. We have identified some special rows of Mendoza clone chardonnay on terrace two which consistently give small intensely flavoured berries. This year we also used a small portion of Clone 95 from terrace one which gives a lovely textural element to the wine. The vines are trained to VSP and underwent intensive canopy management and fruit thinning to deliver ripe fruit.

The fruit was hand harvested and pressed directly into French barriques 18% of which were new. Fermentation occurred using a mixture of indigenous and inoculated yeasts. The wine remained in barrel on lees with regular stirring throughout the winter. After 10 months aging in barrel we assembled the blend and prepared for bottling.

Food Pairing: Excellent food match with Southern fried chicken with butter chips and a fresh garden salad.

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