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2016 Clearview Reserve Chardonnay

Hawke's Bay

This wine is consistently rated one of New Zealand's top Chardonnays. Fermented and matured in predominantly new French oak barrels. Stylish, creamy, meaty, with stonefruit, ripe tropical flavors, and substantial body. This wine will benefit from careful cellaring for several years. Food match with seafood, chicken, and pork.

Winemaker's notes

Handpicked then whole bunch pressed, the free-run juice was fermented mainly in new French oak, with the rest in one year and older French oak barriques. Some indigenous yeast ferments were allowed to run up to 30ºC giving texture and roundness while the rest fermented cool (12-15ºC) to maintain the classic Clearview character. The wine matured in the same barriques until racking in June 2017. Vibrant powerful fruit & oak characters in its youth develop into more subtle toast & cream notes as the wine matures over
several years.

Details

Vintage2016 RegionHawke's Bay VarietyChardonnay ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 14% Acidity 7.61 pH 3.34

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