Te Awanga Estate Chardonnay 2021 750ml
This is a classic, generous Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay – kicking off with aromas of grilled grapefruit, vanilla and hazelnut, following with a rich palate of citrus and bright acidity and toasty oak complexity. Drink now or carefully cellar for up to ten years….if you can resist!
Premium grapes were first grown in Te Awanga at the beginning of last century. The warm coastal climate, gentle sea breezes and shallow clay soils combine to produce award
winning wines of great varietal flavour and finesse. Our Mendoza and clone 15 Chardonnay vines range from 14 to 20 years old with a combination of rootstocks. Expert canopy management, including shoot thinning and leaf plucking, has ensured vine health, ideal flavours and clean, ripe fruit.
A combination of machine and handpicked fruit was gently pressed and run to a mixture of new and used French oak barriques and stainless-steel tanks for fermentation. The
wine rested on lees for ten months where it underwent a partial MLF. It was gently stirred every couple of weeks for four months before it was blended, lightly fined and bottled
in late 2018.
A classic, generous Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay with an attractive nose of grilled grapefruit, vanilla and hazelnut. A full, rich palate with lovely citrus, bright acidity and layered
toasty oak complexity. Will cellar beautifully for up to five years and with careful cellaring up to ten.
Allergens: Contains Sulphites. Traditional fining using egg whites, traces may remain