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EskValley Artisanal Collection Chardonnay NV

Hawkes Bay

Artisanal Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Fermented with wild yeast in French Oak Barriques, our rich Chardonnay has a mix of peach, grilled nuts, butter, grapefruit and subtle oak spice on the palate.


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Tasting Notes

This is a rich and full flavoured Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. Its flavour profile is a mix of peach, grilled nuts, butter, grapefruit with a subtle oak spice. It is both complex and delicious and a classic expression of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. 

Download full tasting notes: 2020

Food Pairing

Creamy shell fish or white meat dishes make a great pair with this rich chardonnay.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The individual vineyard parcels were harvested separately in early March and fermented using wild yeast in French oak barriques. Fifty per cent of the wine was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation which softened the wine and added further complexity. The wine was left on its lees undergoing regular stirring before being blended and bottled.

Soils And Viticulture

A blend of two contrasting vineyard sites. Vines in Bay View growing in ex marine soils provide the finished wine with richness and a white peach fruit expression while a block of vines planted inland on a cooler river terrace at Maraekakaho provides acidity and a flinty grapefruit note.


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