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Coniglio Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010


2010 Vintage

Previously described by Michael Cooper as the Rolls Royce of Chardonnay’s- there is simply no better example. Grown in our cool, elevated Riverview Vineyard in the Hawkes Bay- the Coniglio is the jewel in the crown. The Coniglio is produced only in years when the fruit achieves absolute perfection. It is then hand selected and whole bunch pressed to create a style that is seamless and is the pinnacle of the winemaker’s art.

Dizzled honey combined with vanilla bean works in unison to provide a complex aroma that is silky and fluent. The initial contact with the palate instantly reflects the reason that the Coniglio is only produced in vintages of exceptional quality. Caramel, butterscotch, toffee and a hint of smoked manuka enriches the palate. The flavours combine elegantly to leave a long, lengthy full flavour, long after the back of the throat has been graced.


“There is so much going on in this chardonnay it almost needs its own personal assistant. Creme caramel, candied grapefruit, grilled peach and a hefty wave of toasty, nutty notes lead the way to a long, luscious yet elegant finish. It’s drinking beautifully now, but it’s definitely a wine for the long haul”
– Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Herald
-“Créme brûlée inside a toasted oak bowl, grapefruit, and little hints of vanilla and spice. It’s so slippery and elegant.”
– Yvonne Lorkin, Thirsty Works
“Launched by Morton Estate from 1998, Coniglio is one of New Zealand’s most expensive Chardonnays. A Rolls-Royce version of the company’s Black Label Chardonnay, it is typically an arresting wine, powerful and concentrated. Grown in the cool, elevated (150 metres above sea level) Riverview Vineyard at Mangatahi, Hawke’s Bay, it is hand-picked from mature vines and fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques, with malolactic fermentation according to the season. The 2010 vintage (*****), the first since 2004, is richly fragrant and very full-bodied (14.5 per cent alcohol), with fresh acidity and concentrated, peachy, slightly buttery flavours in a very ripe style, already delicious. Drink now to 2015″
– Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2014 Edition


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Vintages > 2010


Gold – London International Wine Challenge 2012
Gold – China Wine & Spirits Award 2014
5 Stars – Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Herald
5 Stars – Michael Cooper’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 2014


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