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Falconhead Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

$15.00$85.50

The New Zealand falcon has been a revered guardian of our vineyards for decades. At our Riverview Vineyard on the banks of the Ngaruroro River in the Hawke’s Bay, we housed and trained a male and female falcon whose seemingly effortless grace held us rapt for many years.

The only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand helps us with our natural sustainability program by managing pest control operations. To this day we still have a resident falcon who often visits the feeding station we’ve set up as a token of appreciation to this flying celebrity who also graces our country’s $20 bill. It’s worth noting that just one of these bills will get you a nice bottle of Falconhead to take home…

Clear

Grilled peaches, grapefruit, and toasted pine nut aromas. The palate is rich and generous, beautifully balanced with a backbone of minerality.

SKU: FCH01201 Category:

Description

The New Zealand falcon has been a revered guardian of our vineyards for decades. At our Riverview Vineyard on the banks of the Ngaruroro River in the Hawke’s Bay, we housed and trained a male and female falcon whose seemingly effortless grace held us rapt for many years.

The only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand helps us with our natural sustainability program by managing pest control operations. To this day we still have a resident falcon who often visits the feeding station we’ve set up as a token of appreciation to this flying celebrity who also graces our country’s $20 bill. It’s worth noting that just one of these bills will get you a nice bottle of Falconhead to take home…

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Amount

Single Bottle, Case (6 Bottles)

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    Vineyards and Winemaking

    The grapes for this wine were sourced from three of our Hawke’s 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 the Hawke’s Bay where they were pressed, and the juice transferred to barrel or tank and inoculated with a variety of yeasts including CX9 and VL2. Following barrel maturation, the wine was tankered to our Katikati Winery for final finishing and bottling. The wine was bottled in October 2021.

    Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

    Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

    (+64) 7 552 0795
    cellardoor@wineportfolio.co.nz

    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
    info@wineportfolio.co.nz

    The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
    Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland