Squawking Magpie ‘The Gravels’ Chardonnay 2016

28-Aug-2017
Gavin Yortt’s ‘Squawking Magpie’ brand is best known for his high quality Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay wines, especially the Bordeaux-variety blends and the Syrahs. These top expressions come from his 20 ha of vineyard in the district which he has tended for over a decade. Last year, Gavin introduced ‘The Gravels’ tier of Squawking Magpie wines, which acknowledges the Gimblett Gravels site, with a Syrah and Chardonnay release, to be followed by a Bordeaux-variety blended wine. A little confusingly, the Chardonnay comes not from the Gimblett Gravels, but from the alluviale soils west of Hastings. which many deem to be better suited to the variety. Here I review the second release of the Chardonnay, from the 2016 vintage. www.squawkingmagpie.co.nz

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