Hãhã Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017 (Hawke's Bay, New Zealand) "...
Rich gold with soft yellow hues. White peach, grapefruit & nectarine characters with subtle notes of vanilla & roasted cashew. Luscious and full-bodied creamy style with delicious flavours of brioche and white peach with a toasty oak complexity. A lingering delectable finish.
The grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards in the Bridge Pa and Gimblett Gravels sub-regions in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand, where the soils are ancient river beds. A warm and dry summer after a wet spring allowed fruit to be left on the vines so flavours could fully develop. Fermentation was undertaken with a combination of natural and inoculated yeasts in French oak barrels. All of the wine went through malolactic fermentation and was aged in barrels for 6 months.