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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$22.99 $18.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"2017 was a spectacular chardonnay harvest in Hawke’s Bay. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 is a pure expression of this exceptional quality. The colour of Hawke’s Bay sunshine, it’s superbly fragrant on the nose with lemon, white peach, popcorn and fresh pineapple. The palate opens out to lemon curd, crème brûlée, toasted cashew with a slight touch of flint and smoke. The incredible 2017 chardonnay-fruit concentration, with vibrant and juicy acidity, gives a liveliness and lingering finish to this wine that just goes on and on. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 – refined and resplendent.

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing, barrel fermentation, barrel maturation on gross lees, and malolactic fermentation were all used on a portion of the wine to enhance the complexity, richness and integration. Modern de-stemming and tank fermentation was used for the remainder of the grapes to preserve the vibrant varietal aromas and clear, fresh fruit expression.

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"This consistently attractive wine is sourced from the company's vineyards at Woodthorpe Terraces, in the Dartmoor Valley, the Bridge Pa Triangle and at Havelock North. Fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks and seasoned French oak barrels, it is typically a harmonious wine with fresh, ripe grapefruit characters to the fore, a gentle seasoning of biscuity oak, very good depth and a touch of complexity. The 2017 vintage is bright, light lemon/green, with a fresh, slightly buttery bouquet. Softly mouthfilling, it is moderately complex, with generous, ripe, peachy, gently toasty flavours, balanced acidity and a lingering finish. Drink now to 2020."

91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"The wine is attractively fruited and beautifully fragrant with ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, vanilla and hazelnut characters. The palate is succulent and expansive, displaying lovely mid palate weight and creamy mouthfeel, finishing long and comforting. Wonderfully balanced and flavoursome, while remaining elegant and poised. At its best: now to 2020."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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