Pask ‘Small Batch – Wild Yeast Fermentation’ Gimblett Road Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Apr-2015
Bright, very pale straw-yellow with slight green hues, pale on edge. This has a full, broad and softly voluminous nose with fresh citrus and stonefruit aromas entwined with creamy, smoky notes and nutty, spicy oak elements. The nose builds in harmony, depth and concentration, unfolding subtle layers of detail with aeration. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, soft citrus fruit and stonefruit flavours are integrated with subtle smoke and oak notes. The wine flows smoothly with a creaminess to the mouthfeel and textures. Piquant acidity underlines the palate lending gentle poise to the soft core. The flavours and richness carry to a clean, lightly nuanced finish with lingering smoke and nutty elements. This is a soft, full, creamy and finely textured Chardonnay with subtle richness. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Gimblett Road’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented in puncheons to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new French oak on lees. 237 cases made. 18.0/20 Apr 2015 RRP $25.00

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