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Mills Reef Elspeth Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

$39.00$222.30

Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay sites, focused on the Gimblett Gravels District for red wines and the Riverview District for Chardonnay. The fruit is hand-picked and only under the Elspeth label when of exceptional quality. Our winemaking team share the philosophy of a hands-on, no expense spared approach to produce these fine award winning wines. The range is limited to Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux style reds.

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This distinguished single vineyard Chardonnay exudes presence and finesse. The palate is wonderfully mouth-filling and warm, with intense aromas of orange blossom and stone fruits intertwined with peach and pear flavours in harmony with fine French oak seasoning, leading to a subtle, butterscotch, lychee and pomelo finish. Instantly appealing, enjoy now or allow to age gracefully with careful cellaring.

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Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay sites, focused on the Gimblett Gravels District for red wines and the Riverview District for Chardonnay. The fruit is hand-picked and only under the Elspeth label when of exceptional quality. Our winemaking team share the philosophy of a hands-on, no expense spared approach to produce these fine award winning wines. The range is limited to Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux style reds.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Amount

Single Bottle, Case (6 Bottles)

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    Vineyards and Winemaking

    The grapes for this classical variety were sourced from one of our acclaimed single vineyards, Riverview, overlooking the Ngaruroro River. The 2019/20 growing season in Hawke's Bay enjoyed a climate of consistently warm, clear, sunny days and uniform temperatures. This weather pattern allowed the grapes to develop perfectly and be harvested slowly at optimal ripeness.

    Six site selected batches were hand harvested starting on 11th March through to the 18th of March.

    The juice was barrel fermented with a selection of chardonnay specific yeasts, and a small portion of indigenous yeast, in 100% French oak barrels. Then, the wine underwent 35% malolactic fermentation to achieve an integrated buttery texture. Thereafter, each parcel spent sixteen months in oak (40% new French) with frequent lees stirring for enhanced complexity. The final wine was composed from selected barrels and batches to achieve the desired wine style, before bottling under screwcap on the 13th of November 2021.

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