Rongopai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Grapes: Chardonnay

Hawke’s Bay

Adam Hazeldine

Recommended Food:
A perfect partner with a wide variety of dishes. Try it with roast chicken with almonds and dried apricots in the stuffing, or pan-fried fish in a light cream sauce.

Recommended Cellaring:
1-3 years

Production Notes:
The grapes were harvested in perfect condition in late March/ early April. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at cool temperatures to capture primary fruit aromas and freshness. A portion was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes:
Citrus, apple and peach form the base of a perfumed nose.  Mouthfilling sweet fruit is upfront on the palate. Fresh peach and mineral notes continue on the finish.

"Smooth and rounded, this likable chardonnay shows aromas of stone fruit, citrus and rockmelon on the nose, which lead to a juicy palate that delivers lovely fruit intensity backed by refreshing acidity. The wine is nicely balanced and flavoursome, and finishes lingering and fruity."
-Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, - Feb 2016