2016, Nockies Palette Chardonnay, Hawke's Bay

Read the above review online HERE.

Read the above review online HERE.

Read the above review online HERE.

Read the above review online HERE.

 Artist of painting: Michael Nock

Artist of painting: Michael Nock

WINEMAKER: Tim Turvey

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay

COUNTRY: New Zealand

REGION: Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay

ALCOHOL: 14%

PH: 3.40

TOTAL ACID: 6.79g/l

RESIDUAL SUGAR: <1g/l

COLOUR: Golden yellow

NOSE:

A full-blown oak experience of vanilla and toast with classic pear and butterscotch flavours.

WINEMAKING NOTES:  

Hand picked then whole bunch pressed. The juice was lightly settled at ambient temperatures. Long, cool fermentation ensued and the resulting wine shows classic pear and butter-scotch characters. Full malolactic fermentation underpinning a full blown oak experience of vanilla and toast drive the wine back to the Chardonnay’s of old.

PALATE: 

Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses lively and vibrant flavours of white stonefruits and white florals with subtle nutty notes adding interest. The palate is elegantly concentrated with a well-driven core and line, with fresh acidity enlivening the mouthfeel.

FOOD SUGGESTION:

Camembert stuffed chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto with creamy mushroom sauce.

BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml

Available in Hong Kong and New Zealand

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