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Chardonnay

Wine TierReserve
VineyardHawkes Bay

In its youth this concentrated wine is pale in the glass and displays delicate and complex aromas of white fleshed stone fruit, flowers, biscuit and hazelnut. Intricate barrel fermentation influences meld with stone fruit and acidity on the palate, forming a refined marriage of style and length. Cellar this wine with confidence for up to 8 years from vintage.

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SOILS AND VITICULTURE

The Lyons and Te Awa vineyards are located in close proximity to Gimblett Road with silt-loam and free draining gravel soils and have a history of producing exceptional Chardonnay. Located on the easterly plateau of Maraekakaho, the fruit from the Waikahu site is grown on sandy loam over red stained metals and has contributed significantly to the Hawkes Bay Reserve over many years. This wine features a truly sensational collection of Chardonnay vineyards. Harvested on different dates the various clones and sites provided an exciting array of blending options.

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In its youth this wine is pale in the glass and displays delicate and complex aromas of white stone fruit, flowers, flint and cashew. Intricate savoury oak influences including hazelnut meld with stone fruit and acidity on the palate, forming a refined marriage of understated style and length. 

Cellaring

Cellar this wine with confidence for up to eight years from vintage.
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay In its youth this concentrated wine is pale in the glass and displays delicate and complex aromas of white fleshed stone fruit, flowers, biscuit and hazelnut. Intricate barrel fermentation influences meld with stone fruit and acidity on the palate, forming a refined marriage of style and length. Cellar this wine with confidence for up to 8 years from vintage. 31.99

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