Vidal Reserve Series Chardonnay 2013
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Awards / Reviews (Silver)
Silver – Easter Show Wine Awards 2014
The outstanding 2013 vintage has produced a classic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. Expressing site and season, this wine shows depth of flavour, complex minerality and a finely balanced palate that is elegant in style.
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
uices from gently pressed grapes were partially settled before being racked with light lees to French barrique (19% new) for natural and inoculated fermentation. Oak barrels were selected for their subtle flavour and aroma profile, adding to the natural complexity gained with extended maturation on lees. Sensitive winemaking has allowed site and season to be reflected, supporting the defined and elegant style of this wine. Fruit for this wine was sourced from premium Hawkes Bay vineyards, each with their own soil and climate identity. The warm and dry summer combined with the settled autumn of 2013 created ideal ripening conditions across our Chardonnay blocks.
WINEMAKERS FOOD MATCH
One of my favourite dishes to serve at a dinner party is freshly caught ocean fish, pan seared and served with a salad of roasted peppers, aubergines and courgettes topped with local olive oil, fresh lemon juice and basil. It’s always a crowd pleaser and complements this elegantly styled but complex Chardonnay.
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- Hawkes Bay
- New Zealand