Vidal El Legado Chardonnay 2016

2016 has produced an exceptional Chardonnay encapsulating concentration and restraint. Pink grapefruit, roasted nut and fragrant flinty aromatics combine on a finely styled, textured and seamless palate. Showing harmony and good complexity this classic Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay will continue to age gracefully over time. Distinctive and age-worthy.

$56.99

"A spectacular blending of three different vineyards, this Chardonnay is like a blockbuster movie on the palate. There's a distinctive layer in this wine that I really like, from beguiling spice, to cashew from the oak that just seduces me." - Cameron Douglas (MS)

 

5%
(light)
13.5%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
7.3
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.14
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
months
12
24
months

Oak Aging

45° F
(chilled)
50°
65° F
(room)

Serving Temp

Winemaker's Notes

2015 growing season has produced an outstanding Hawkes Bay Chardonnay vintage. The cooler than usual start to the season delayed ripening allowing the slow accumulation of flavour. Excellent flavour ripeness at lower sugar levels allowed for early picking, with the grapes being selectively handpicked, ensuring the final wine retains freshness and restraint. Whole cluster pressing, natural fermentation in 40% new French barriques. 12-month maturation in barrique and tank, partial and natural malolactic.

Vintage
2016
Variety
Chardonnay
Color
White
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750