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A vibrant, fruit driven Chardonnay & fantastic value

"Ripe peach & citrus flavours with a subtle seasoning of oak" Bob Campbell, MW

Lovely on its own or pair with seafood, shellfish, chicken or pork dishes

Vidal Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 18
Elsewhere $16.00 $13.91
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded Top 50
Vidal Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

Vidal Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 18
Good value Chardonnay that delivers a lot for the price
Elsewhere $16.00 $13.91


Awarded Gold Medal, 95/100 Points & Top 50

NWWA 2019


  • Subtle French oak
  • Citrus notes
  • Stone fruit
  • Fruit driven

"Good value Chardonnay that delivers a lot for the price. It's got weight, ripe peach and citrus flavours with a subtle seasoning of oak and yeast lees character. Accessible now, it's best enjoyed within 2-3 years" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Enticing aromas of citrus, stone fruit and subtle French oak combine on a vibrant, balanced fruit driven palate.

Fruit for this wine was grown in the Ohiti Valley along with the warmer, free draining Bridge Pa and neighbouring gravel based soils of Omahu. In the vineyard, particular attention was given to “opening up” vine canopies, yield restriction and selective harvesting. The 2018 vintage and our sites have delivered a classic cool climate Chardonnay, combining ripe stone fruit with grapefruit and citrus flavours on an elegantly styled palate.

Juice from the crushed and gently pressed grapes was allowed to naturally settle before being racked with light lees to seasoned French barrique and tank for fermentation. The small portion aged in seasoned oak has added subtle flavour, aroma and texture while the tank portion has provided fruit purity and clarity to the final wine. Both ferment portions were aged and stirred on lees, adding further complexity and enhancing the mouthfeel of the wine.

Food Pairing: This wine can be enjoyed on its own or served with fresh seasonal produce.




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Pleased with this purchase. A typical Hawke’s Bay chardy at a reasonable price.

John - 18/03/2020

Very satisfied. Wine is drinking well. A good "old" favourite. David

David - 05/03/2020

This is my 4th x 6 bottle case. Love it

Bernadette - 01/04/2020

Excellent value

Chris - 21/03/2020

This previously tried and tested label and variety has not disappointed.

Mary - 03/03/2020

Love this Chardonnay, not oily or heavy. Really smooth, and delightful. Very happy.

Janette - 29/02/2020


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