Osawa Chardonnay 2014 750ml
This wine displays delicate and complex aromas of white stone fruit, flowers and minerality. Intricate savoury oak influences including hazelnut combine with generous rich fruit and bright acidity on the palate, forming a refined blend of power, style and length.
Where our Flying sheep range is focused on delivering clear varietal expressions from
Hawke’s Bay, our Prestige Collection chardonnay are produced in a form that allows us
to showcase the inherent character of our vineyard. Low crops are a key ingredient in
developing fruit with intensity and character. These vines have been controlled to
produce no more than 1.5kg per vine. We want our Hawkes Bay Chardonnay to provide
ripeness with a wonderful lemon and grapefruit aromatic that is achieving ripeness on
the palate at moderate sugar and balanced acidity, a palate that is texturally rich and
plush and with an attractive tension. We want to deliver a refreshing mineral and acid
spine on which the more complex flavours of nougat integrate with a lingering
Cameron Douglas MS - 90/100
Significant bouquet with power and richness engaging all the senses; Not mistaking ripeness of fruit combined with French oak creating a synergy that it "classic" New World Chardonnay and Hawke's Bay; toasty, creamy and fruity with baked yellow stone fruit, red apple and vanilla scents; great balance and length.