Church Road Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 13.5%, 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 species 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.