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Matahiwi Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay2018

This is a rich style of Chardonnay with the accent on strong fruit flavours. Ripe melon, nectarine and summer peach aromas abound with oak hints of cedar and spice and a long, full, yet soft finish. ideal matched with creamy pasta and white meat dishes. It is also delicious with seafood.

Vineyard

This Chardonnay is a mix of the Mendoza clone and Clone15 from the Ngatarawa and Taradale areas in the Hawke’s Bay. Free-draining stony silty loams are the predominate soil type in this area. The crop was kept low and well exposed to ensure good even ripening and flavour development.

Winemaking

This Chardonnay was cool fermented with both aromatic yeasts and Burgundy style yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation was completed, the wine was left for an extended period on yeast lees to promote textural qualities and mouthfeel. The wine exhibits pineapple and grapefruit flavours with a rich mealy texture.

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Awards & Reviews

2018
Awarded 92pts by Cameron Douglas MS

2017
Awarded 90pts by Bob Campbell and a Top Value wine
Awarded 91pts by Sam Kim

2015
Awarded Gold by CWSA
Awarded 4.5 stars by Wine Orbit
Awarded 89 points by Cameron Douglas MS

2014
Awarded 5 stars by Wine Orbit