75cl * 14.0% ABV * Marlborough, New Zealand
Feeling frustrated that he could only work with a limited number of grape varieties in Switzerland's cool climate, Hans Herzog left his 500-year-old family winery for New Zealand, where he planted everything from Arneis to Zweigelt, as well as some more recognisable, international varieties. This is a dense and ripe Chardonnay (from Dijon and Mendoza clones), satin smooth in texture, with a real mouthful of creamy fruit accompanied by some light smoky tones. Pair with turbot, creamed corn, butternut squash or pumpkin dishes. Just 2,000 bottles produced.