2017 Select Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Inspired by the neighbouring Pacific Islands, this wine range compliments the abundance of fresh fruit and fish the islands are famous for.
The label features a Nikau Palm which is endemic to New Zealand.

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Tasting Notes

Expect ripe citrus, vanilla bean and roasted nut aromas. On the palate this wine is medium bodied with great length and medium plus acidity. Rockmelon, vanilla and buttery flavours are complemented by the seasoned oak.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were sourced from 3 of our Hawkes Bay vineyards – Riverview Tantallon, and Kinross.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 Hawkes 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 for final 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