A beautiful crystalline lemon in colour, Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’20 has the immediate refreshing appeal of ripe peach, grapefruit lemonade, and fresh, juicy pineapple. On the palate, nougat, roast cashew, and barrel char combine with white pear and candied lemon to drive the concentrated fruit flavours to a fine, dry finish. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’20 – a thoroughly modern Hawke’s Bay chardonnay.
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’20 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. This involved tank fermentation to preserve the vibrant varietal aromas and clear, fresh fruit expression along with some barrel fermentation, barrel maturation on gross lees, and malolactic fermentation to enhance the complexity, richness and integration.