2020 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Our Estate range is blended from the finest fruits from our Marlborough and Hawkes Bay vineyards. The award-winning wines are full of flavour and character for everyday enjoyment. Designed to be shared in good company.

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Tasting Notes

The aromas are fresh and vibrant, displaying stone fruit and ground almond. Fresh layers of tropical melon and nectarine on the palate combined with generous, mouth filling weight and richness gained from 12 months barrel ageing sur lie.

Wine Review

Calm, elegant and fragrant with aromas of peaches and whipped cream, vanilla and apple, wood smoke and nut. On the palate - full bodied expression with flavours in reserve of the nose - wood smoke and vanilla, apple and peach. A mix of wood tannins and medium+ acidity layer in mouthfeel and contrast while the core of fruits showcase the youth and freshness. A balance and well made wine with plenty of length and lots of harmony. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025+.

Cameron Douglas, 92 Points

Vineyards and Winemaking

This wine is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in two of our Hawke’s Bay vineyards - Riverview and Kinross. The grapes for this wine were hand harvested and transported to our Riverview winery. Some of the fruit was pressed direct to barrel where it was allowed to undergo wild fermentation. Following fermentation, the wine was inoculated for Malolactic fermentation. After approximately 12 months in oak, the wine was transferred to our Katikati winery for finishing, fining, 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