Rongopai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

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:
"Friendly and very easy on the palate, this appealing chardonnay shows ripe peach, rockmelon and citrus flavours with subtle creamy complexity. The palate is succulent and rounded, and nicely framed by juicy acidity. Well balanced and silky, this is a tasty everyday chardonnay."
4 STARS
-Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz - Oct 2015