2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

The Southern Cross is a star constellation that can be seen in the southern night sky and, also adorning the New Zealand flag. Crafted from grapes that are nurtured in fertile soils beneath those very same stars, the Southern Cross range offers whites with lush fruit characteristics and reds with earthy tones.

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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 grapes grown in our Riverview and Kinross 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 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