Partial French oak fermentation imparts a round mouthfeel flecked with spicy notes. Fragrant aromas highlight orange blossom and honeysuckle. Quince and melon engage the intense mid-palate, bookended by sweet peach upfront and candied pear/ginger on the finish. Ideal with a cheese and fruit platter.
Bursts with citrus and green apple on the nose. Delightfully nervy citrus flavour. Refreshing, mineral finish. Great balance with an agreeable 11.5% alcohol level. An insightful surprise to capture a glimpse of the future of wine in a glass. Irresistibly pleasurable at any time.
This iconic Chardonnay has a richly textured, elegantly constructed, weighty mid-palate characteristic of Hawke’s Bay Chards. Complex aromas of lemon and stone fruit. Layers of melon and pear flavour. Long, smooth, mineral-noted, citrus peel finish. Gains character with age; will be at its peak at 6 years past vintage, but will drink well up to 10 years.
Fresh herbal, lemony aromas join whiffs of lime zest. Succulent acidity sets up the rich gooseberry mid-palate, accompanied by hints of ripe peach and guava. Clean, citrus finish clears path for refreshing minerality. Very elegantly structured, so pairs well with a wide range of fish fillets.
The warm, low-fertile, free-draining Gimblett Gravels sub-region is a hot spot for Syrah. The fragrant blueberry and garam masala spice nose sets up meaty, black fruit flavours. Delicious juicy texture, well-integrated tannins and a generous spicy finish make you beg for more. Pair with grilled fare.