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'Limeworks' Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016
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NZ $23.75
incl GST
Qty.
01002

'Limeworks' Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016

NEW RELEASE OF OUR TOP SELLING CELLAR DOOR WINE
Winemakers Notes

Vintage 2016 was tremendous in Hawkes Bay. We harvested our Limeworks block on Friday 8th April and trucked the fruit to Auckland for processing. The ferment was started in tank and then went off barrel to finish. The wine then went through a partial malolactic fermentation. About 20% of the barrels were new American oak with the balance being seasoned American and French oak. The wine stayed in barrel for 11 months.



Analysis
Alc 13%
Acid 7.5g/L
Res sugar 2.4g/L
pH 3.46

Tasting Notes
Colour:  This vineyard always has a bit of colour: Pale gold in the glass at bottling, but will slowly deepen with time.
Bouquet: Profound! A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and subtle oak.
Palate: Powerful! This is a big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture and length.

Cellaring
Already approachable, but will cellar happily into the medium term in a cool environment.
 
Food Matches
The oak ageing makes this wine an excellent match with full flavoured rich dishes, in particular poultry, pork, salmon and crayfish.
           
Suggested Wine List Description
A stylish Chardonnay, mouth-filling and smooth. Not heavy, but with great depth of flavour, it shows maturity balancing sweet citrus and grapefruit aromas with delicate oak and nut overtones. Everything lingers neatly on the finish.

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