Rongopai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

Grapes: Chardonnay

Region:
Hawke’s Bay

Winemaker:
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.

Reviews:
"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."
4 STARS
-Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz - Feb 2016