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Another stellar example of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Distinctive notes of citrus blossom, stone fruit & grilled nuts on the nose

Delicious with creamy mushroom risotto

Te Awa Single Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2019

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$19.99p/Btl
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Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Single Vineyard
Te Awa Single Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2019

Te Awa Single Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2019

Member rating / 6
The Te Awa vineyard has been producing fine Chardonnay for over 25 years...
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $34.99 $30.43

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & Trophy: Champion Commercial White Wine

New Zealand International Wine Show 2020

Awarded Gold Medal

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021

Description

  • French oak
  • Citrus blossom
  • Stone fruit
  • Grilled nuts

The Te Awa vineyard has been producing fine Chardonnay for over 25 years and the 2019 vintage is another stellar example of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. On the nose are distinctive notes of citrus blossom, stone fruit and grilled nuts. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, with a slight creaminess offsetting the natural acidity which provides freshness and length to the palate.

Sourced from several of the winemakers best vineyard blocks on free-draining gravel soils, each block has been planted with its own clone to match varying soil patterns across the vineyard. This blend contains three clones of Chardonnay which contribute to balance and complexity. Intensive management during the season resulted in low yielding vines which produced high-quality parcels of fruit.

2019 was an excellent growing season in Hawkes Bay with the Chardonnay grapes picked in optimum condition. The hand-picked grapes made the short trip to the winery and were loaded into the press as whole bunches. After a gentle pressing, the juice was run directly to French oak Hogshead barrels (35% new). The barrels were allowed to ferment with the wild yeasts that came in from the vineyard and some underwent a natural malolactic fermentation to soften the palate and add richness to the wine.

 

 

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13.5%

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Great Chardy. Would definitely buy again when available.

Chris - 05/05/2021

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Exceptonal chardonnay - albeit more mellow than I was expecting. I will be putting another box away

Ian - 22/04/2021


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