75cl * 13.5% ABV * Auckland, New Zealand
The perfect aperitif Chardonnay, the fruit for the 2022 vintage is split between Hawkes Bay (55%) and Kumeu River (45%). The grapes then go through 100% malo-lactic fermentation with a mix of tank and barrel fermentation in old and new French oak barriques. This has allowed the vibrant fruit to show through beautifully with lively lime and lemon aromas and a flinty, mineral edginess with hints of fig and white peach. The weighty mid-palate also shows peachy ripeness along with crisp acid minerality that gives the wine a refreshing cleansing quality.