2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Named after one of New Zealand’s most picturesque beach settings where the naturally formed archways emulate the interior of a Cathedral, this range of wine comes from an area just as tranquil. The grapes are selected from the eastern side of the north island where the peaceful and quiet atmosphere makes up one of New Zealand’s most respected wine growing regions.

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of citrus, toffee apple and rock melon. Subtle oak adds a cashew complexity. This wine is freshly textured with great length and a mineral complexity.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

This wine is from Chardonnay grapes grown in our Kinross and Riverview vineyards in Hawkes Bay. The grapes for this wine were harvested and transported to our Riverview winery. The fruit was pressed into stainless steel tanks. A combination of tank and barrel ferments using a range of yeast strains including PDM, VL1 and Maurivin “Fusion”. Following fermentation the wine was inoculated for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then transferred to our Katikati winery for finishing and bottling.

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795

Leveret and Mills Reef Cellar Door,
2389 State Highway 2, RD4, Katikati

Open 9.30am to 5pm 7 days a week

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office

(+64) 9 300 5053

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland