2011 Hay Maker East Coast Chardonnay
A refreshing Chardonnay with ripe aromas of stone fruit and citrus. The palate has subtle oak influences and a clean dry finish.
Lifted tropical fruit aromas with a hint of delicate oak.
The palate is medium bodied with fresh acidity.
Now until 2013
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Sourced from selected Hawkes Bay (80%) and Marlborough (20%) vineyards. The vineyards are a mix of well drained clay loam, stony and gravel soils.
The season in Hawkes Bay started early with a warm dry summer helping ripen the fruit. Some unseasonable rain provided some challenges later in the season. However, the spread of our sites ensured we were able to pick ripe flavourful fruit.
The juice was cold settled and racked before fermentation with a selection of yeast strains at cool temperatures for approximately three weeks. After fermentation the wine remained on yeast lees and underwent partial malolactic fermentation. After blending the wine was fined using natural methods and prepared for bottling.
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