Matahiwi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 23-Jan-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight lemon hues, paler edged. The nose is taut and finely concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits and nutty oak, entwined with minerally reductive elements. This has aromatic freshness and intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate has bright and lively flavours of citrus fruit along with spicy and nutty oak. The fruit has good presence with moderate concentration and a rounded mouthfeel. The flavours unfold to provide good, mouthfilling breadth, and are enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity, lending good energy and tension. The wine carries to a lingering finish. This is a bright and lively, moderately concentrated Chardonnay with citrussy fruit and spicy oak that gently fill the palate. Match with seafood, pork and poultry over the next 3-4 years. Mendoza and clone 15 fruit from the Dartmoor district, 48% tank-fermented and 52% indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 7 months on lees, with approx. 20% MLF. 16.5+/20 Jan 2018 RRP $22.99

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