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Leveret Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay



Vintage 2014
Strong fruit aromas of guava, pineapple and rockmelon are complimented by vanilla, crème fresh and nutty oak. The palate is medium bodied, with great textural complexity and a lingering vanilla and honey comb finish.

Winemaking:
This wine was blended from several batches, some of which were fermented in stainless steel and then transferred to barrel; others were barrel fermented. In each case, the grapes were machine harvested and taken to our Riverview winery in Hawke’s Bay where they were pressed and the juice transferred to barrel or tank and inoculated with a variety of yeasts including X16 and Prise de Mousse. Approximately 80% of the wine was subject to malolactic fermentation. Following barrel maturation, the wine was tankered to our Katikati Winery for final finishing and bottling. The wine was bottled on 6th July 2015.

 

VINTAGE 2014

The elegant 2014 vintage (4.5 stars) was estate-grown at cool inland sites and barrel-fermented. Mouthfilling, it is finely poised, with concentrated, grapefruit-like flavours, slightly smoky and toasty notes adding complexity, and a long, tightly structured finish.
Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2018

 

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Accolades

VINTAGE 2014
Gold Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2016
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2018
4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine