Hopes Grove Hawke’s Bay 2016 and 2015 Chardonnay and Syrah

06-Nov-2018

Hopes Grove is the brand of Pieter Koopman, senior winemaker at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Company with Rod McDonald. He and his family have the 16.2 ha Te Pakeho Estate which is in the foothills overlooking the Heretaunga Plains. Pieter has approx. 3 ha planted to vines in the limestone-influenced soils in 2005, with Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Viognier, with plans to expand to 4.5 ha soon and eventually 8 ha in total. I’ve reviewed a number of his wines (which I’ve mistakenly called ‘Hopesgrove’), and they are fulsome and flavoursome, fitting in with Pieter’s preference for complex wines that are "big and complete”. The ‘Estate’ wines are the premium bottlings. Here I review the 2016 and 2015 vintages of ‘Estate’ Chardonnay and Syrah. www.hopesgrove.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Hopes Grove ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
  • Hopes Grove ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015
  • Hopes Grove ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016
  • Hopes Grove ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

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