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Family Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay

Selected from our Babich Hawke’s Bay vineyards, this un-oaked Chardonnay offers a creamy palate with melon and peach flavours (without the intrusion of oak) and a clean, dry finish.

Select Vintage

2016

Grape:

Chardonnay

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

This versatile New Zealand wine will enhance a wide variety of dishes.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-4 years

Production Notes:

Parcels of specially selected Hawke’s Bay fruit were pressed into stainless steel tanks and cool fermented. Several yeast strains where employed to express differing characters within the wine. The separate parcels were combined and lightly fined prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

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

Tasting Notes:

Finely focused aroma of citrus and peach. Biscuit notes. Soft fruited entry, nectarine and toffee flavours. Good length.

2015

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

This versatile New Zealand wine will enhance a wide variety of dishes.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-4 years

Production Notes:

Parcels of specially selected Hawke’s Bay fruit were pressed into stainless steel tanks and cool fermented. Several yeast strains were employed to express differing characters within the wine. The separate parcels were combined and lightly fined prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 7.2g/l
pH: 3.38
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l

Tasting Notes:

Finely focused aroma of citrus and peach. Biscuit notes. Soft fruited entry, nectarine and toffee flavours. Good length.

2014

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

This versatile New Zealand wine will enhance a wide variety of dishes.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-4 years

Production Notes:

Parcels of specially selected Hawke’s Bay fruit were pressed into stainless steel tanks and cool fermented. Several yeast strains were employed to express differing characters within the wine. The separate parcels were combined and lightly fined prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 8.0g/l
pH: 3.4
Residual Sugar: 4.0g/l

Tasting Notes:

Finely focused aroma of citrus and peach. Biscuit notes. Soft fruited entry, nectarine and toffee flavours. Good length.