Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 750ml


Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay   2021 750ml

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022
Awarded 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Jun 2022
Awarded 5 Stars - Michael Cooper

This wine is a balanced, well-structured Chardonnay showing great fruit concentration with lovely texture and a lingering finish.

The wine is made with hand-harvested grapes from the winemaker's coastal Te Awanga vineyard. The bunches were whole-bunch pressed to 228L oak barriques, 25% new. It is a wild yeast fermented Chardonnay which purposely did not go through malolactic fermentation and remained in barrel, on lees, for 11 months.

Established in 2003, Elephant Hill located within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean on the idyllic Te Awanga coast of Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of what innovation can bring to the blend. Their aim is to make wines that are balanced, elegant and a true expression of the vineyards they come from.

Alc: 13.7%

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