Coniglio is a legacy of our Proprietor John M Coney. “Coney” is a type of rabbit so it was apt that we named our supreme award-winning wine “Coniglio”, which is Italian for the same animal. This crafted Chardonnay is exquisitely packed in individual boxes and each bottle is wrapped and numbered to reflect its uniqueness. Only a very limited amount is produced at a time, making this an exclusive wine set to impress.
It is a wine of exceptional style and elegance, hand crafted from the finest Chardonnay fruit grown in our unique Hawkes Bay vineyard at Riverview. Produced only in years when the fruit achieves absolute perfection, hand selection and whole bunch pressing have created a style that is seamless and the pinnacle of the winemaker’s art.
Drizzled honey combined with vanilla bean works in unison to provide a complex aroma that is silky and fluent. The initial contact with the palate instantly reflects the reason that the Coniglio is only produced in vintages of exceptional quality. Caramel, butterscotch, toffee and a hint of smoked manuka enriches the palate. The flavours combine elegantly to leave a long, lengthy full flavour, long after the back of the throat has been graced.
Cellaring potential 7+ years.
Gold – London International Wine Challenge
5 Stars – Michael Cooper
5 Stars – Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Herald