Rongopai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2011

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:
Finely focused aroma of citrus and peach with biscuit notes.  Fruited entry of nectarine and toffee flavours.