Church Road.Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 750ml

Church Road Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 750ml

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    Oak Regime:

    • Barrel fermented in French and Hungarian oak.
    • The new oak contribution was 25% of the blend.
    • Barrels are selected on their ability to add structure and savoury complexity to the wine, rather than appearing obviously woody.
    • Hungarian oak is the same Specialies as French oak, and is grown in cool climate and poor soils producing fine grained oak of very high quality.
    • After fermentation, the wines remained in the barrels for a total of six months.

    Aroma and Palate:

    • This is an immensely complex, layered wine with stonefruit, citrus, citrus flower, mineral, ripe melon, fig and hazelnut all overlaid with a mealy complexity from yeast lees contact and savoury, integrated oak.
    • The palate is full but elegant, with a seam of minerality that adds length and balance.