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Hawksdrift Chardonnay

Hawksdrift Chardonnay


  • RM150.00

The 2012 growing season in Marlborough was challenging for growers. Cooler conditions through flowering meant yields throughout the district were greatly reduced. The cooler conditions continued leading up to harvest and over the harvest period the sun shined and vintage arrived! The up side of these conditions meant fruit was extremely concentrated (due to the lower yields) and we can now see this concentration in the wine.

•  18/20 - Raymond Chan  review

Chardonnay grapes were harvested very late in the season once flavours were fully developed and concentrated. All fruit was selectively hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Barrels were filled directly from the press to allow integration of the heavy lees. Barrels completed primary fermentation using a combination of ‘wild’ and aromatic yeasts strains. All barrels finished malo-lactic fermentation and were left on heavy lees for 12 months to integrate the flavours.

•  Winemaker: David Tyney
•  Harvested: 2nd May, 2012
•  Treatment: Fermented and matured in 'new' French barriques for 12 months
•  Alcohol: 13.75 % vol
•  Acidity: 6.5 g/L
•  pH: 3.53
•  RS: 3.53 g/L

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