Our Wines

Chardonnay 2023


This Chardonnay is from fruit from both our Roy’s Hill and Mere Road Vineyards. The clones of Chardonnay are Mendoza and Clone 15 which both produce low to moderate yields and rich fruit flavours.

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Colour: Medium gold.
Aromatics: This Chardonnay has stone fruit aromatics with nutty notes and hint of lees.
Palate: On the palate, it has rich peach and nectarine flavours, with a weighty texture and a long finish. Five barrels were made.  Suitable for vegans.

Technical Information

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill and Mere Road.
Variety: Chardonnay.
Harvest: Hand harvested 3rd and 10th March 2023.
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented.
Maturation: Matured in French oak for 6 months (20% new).
Bottled: 10th October 2021
Analysis: Alc 12.5% vol.
Closure: Screwcap.
Fining: Fined with pea protein.
Cellaring Potential: 4-5 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg

93 Points Excellent. Toasty baked stone fruits bouquet with barrel spices and peach, nectarine and apple, vanilla custard and clove, smoky wood and plenty of youthful energy. There’s a lovely weight and tension as the wine touches the palate captured by acidity and fine tannins, fruit flavours mirror the bouquet and warming alcohol adds to a satin-cream mouthfeel. Well made with persistent fruit and wood flavours. Best drinking from mid to late 2024 through 2029.

Cameron Douglas