Petane Station Esk Valley ‘Single Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Mar-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow with pale gold tints, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly proportioned with fresh aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with citrus fruits, unfolding a soft layering of creamy barrel-ferment and spicy, nutty oak. The nose grows in intensity with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses a finely concentrated core of citrus fruit entwined with spicy, nutty oak flavours. The mouthfeel features soft, fine textures and fresh, lacy acidity providing good drive and energy. This has positive linearity and leads to a long, sustained citrussy and nutty finish. This is an elegant and finely concentrated Chardonnay with clear-cut citrus fruit with nutty, spicy oak notes on a refreshing, lingering palate. Serve with seafood and poultry dishes over the next 4 years. First vintage, clones 95, 548 and 15 from the Puriri’ block, hand-picked, WBP, and barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged in seasoned oak with 3 months fortnightly batonnage. 17.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $30.00

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