2019 Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit character and earlier approach-ability, for everyday enjoyment.

They represent great value for money. The wines within this range have been crafted in such a way that you can purchase and then open them immediately for your enjoyment.

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Tasting Notes

This intensely aromatic wine showcases aromas and flavours of lime, mango, honeydew and rock melon supported with deft toasty oak. Medium-bodied and silky smooth, this delightful wine is enjoyable on its own, or pair with your favourite dish.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

The grapes for this fine wine were grown predominantly from our Crownthorpe vineyard located on the south side of the Ngaruroro river banks, in the celebrated wine region of Hawkes Bay. The weather over the growing season was excellent, with a hot dry summer allowing the fruit to ripen perfectly for harvesting at the end of March, upon reaching optimum flavour profile.

The juice was fermented to wine in stainless steel vats, then put to maturation for twelve months, with a small portion treated to French oak seasoning. The final wine components were then blended on the 18th of May 2020, followed by fining and filtering before being bottled under screwcap on the 14th of August 2020.

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