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Black Label Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay

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2017

Grape:

Chardonnay

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

Can be enjoyed with a variety of food. Try it with char-grilled squid and lemon butter sauce, or barbecued chicken.

Recommended Cellaring:

1-5 years

Production Notes:

Grapes from our Gimblett Rd, Eskdale and Fernhill Vineyards in Hawkes Bay were fermented in tank to retain primary fruit, an extended time was spent on lees to introduce richness and complexity. After blending the wine was lightly fined.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 6.4g/L
pH: 3.35
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/L

Tasting Notes:

Floral and fruity aromas with persimmon, Granny Smith and honeydew melon. Sweet fruited and peachy on entry. Soft and medium weighted with fresh ripe apples lingering on the finish.

2016

Grape:

Chardonnay

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

Can be enjoyed with a variety of food. Try it with char-grilled squid and lemon butter sauce, or barbecued chicken.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-3 years

Production Notes:

Grapes from our Gimblett Rd and Fernhill Vineyards in Hawkes Bay were fermented in tank to retain primary fruit, an extended time was spent on lees to introduce richness and complexity. After blending the wine was lightly fined.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 6.5g/l
pH: 3.5
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/L

Tasting Notes:

Lemon and peach with a hint of cashew on the nose. Nicely fruited – with peach, apple and nectarine, well integrated caramel notes and lingering citrus.