Craft Farm Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Nov-2017
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and full, and gently voluminous with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits melded with a layering of nutty oak and flinty minerals. The aromatics are even in presence and well-detailed, growing in intensity with aeration, Medium-full bodied, the palate has vibrant and lively, finely concentrated and elegantly intense flavours of white stonefruits with mealy and nutty notes, some creamy barrel-ferment and complexing flint and struck-match flavours. The fruit forms a firm and tight core with very good linearity, and the wine carries to a long and sustained finish of stonefruits and flint. This is an elegantly concentrated and vibrant Chardonnay with intense flavours of white stonefruits, nuts and gunflinty mineral complexities on a fine-textured, lingering palate. Match with seafood and poultry over the next 5-6 years. Clone 15 and 809 fruit from the ‘Home Vineyard’ WBP, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months on lees in 30% new 300 L hogsheads and 225 L barriques, the wine undergoing 100% MLF. 100 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Nov 2017 RRP $39.95

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