de la terre Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jul-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green-gold hues, light on edge. The nose is firm and well-concentrated with tightly bound aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, refreshed by steely, mineral notes and lifted by piquant citrus fruit elements. Subtle, complexing lees elements add to the interest. Dry to taste and medium bodied, this is elegant in proportion with finely concentrated flavours of citrus and stonefruits, along with nuances of nuts and flinty lees. The fruit is expressed with clarity and the mouthfeel fresh with precise, lacy acidity. The wine follows a fine textural thread with mineral linearity, leading to a lively, refreshing finish with good concentration and length. This is an elegantly concentrated unoaked Chardonnay with focussed citrus and stonefruit flavours and a fresh, minerally palate. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 4 years. Clone 95 fruit from the ‘HCE’ vineyard, hand-picked and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc., the wine not undergoing MLF, and bottled without oak contact. 17.5/20 Jul 2015 RRP $24.00

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