Vidal El Legado Chardonnay 2014

The exceptional 2014 Hawke’s Bay vintage has produced a wine of concentration and restraint. Citrus, 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.

$52.70

"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)
7.77
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.21
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
months
12
24
months

Oak Aging

45° F
(chilled)
50°
65° F
(room)

Serving Temp

0
years
7
10+
years

Cellaring

Winemaker's Notes

2014 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay Chardonnay vintage. Typical of our Legacy sites, the low yielding vines in 2014 produced depth and concentration of flavor with good levels of natural acidity. This finely styled and balanced wine shows defined fruit flavors with layered complexity and texture resulting from our classical and natural approach to winemaking. Whole cluster pressing, natural fermentation in 40% new French barriques. 12-month maturation in barrique and tank, partial and natural malolactic.

Vintage
2014
Variety
Chardonnay
Color
White
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750