Cellar Selection | Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2022 
Classically Hawkes Bay in style this Chardonnay reveals a fragrant nose of grilled peach and nectarine stone fruit, with complexing cashew characters from subtle French oak. A silken textured mouth feel unfolds with layers of fruit and delicate oak spice, subtle mealy flavours and wonderful acidity.
Fruit from several prestigious Chardonnay vineyards throughout Hawkes Bay feature in this wine. Once harvested and pressed the resulting juice was fermented in a mixture of oak barriques (10% new) and tank with a combination of inoculated and wild yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation has added weight to the mid palate. Maturation on full yeast lees with regular stirring followed in barrel prior to the wine being blended and bottled.
The 2022 Hawkes Bay vintage was warm with frequent late summer rain presenting a few challenges. Meticulous vineyard management ensured the vast majority of fruit was harvested early across the region with generous ripe flavour's and in good condition.

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Fragrant and complex

Tasting notes

  • Citrus
  • Stone Fruit
  • Grilled Nuts

Classically Hawkes Bay in style, this Chardonnay reveals a fragrant nose of fresh citrus and ripe stone fruit, with complexing grilled nut characters from subtle French oak. A silken textured mouthfeel unfolds with layers of fruit, delicate oak spice and subtle mealy flavours topped with wonderful acidity.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Chardonnay

  • White Meats
  • Seafood
  • Cheese

Our Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Chardonnay is a classic match with most white meats, rich seafood dishes, cheese and salads. Also highly enjoyable on its own.


Best served at: 10 °C / 50 °F

Recipe pairing

Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle

Rich, cheesy, oh-so-delicious, this Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle with fried sage and walnuts is the ultimate comfort dish. It’s an ideal match to our Chardonnay with its touch of buttery oak and vibrant notes of stone fruits, citrus, and fig.


Hawkes Bay

Home to New Zealand’s second largest wine region and planted on an ancient alluvial riverbed, Hawkes Bay has over time become synonymous with exceptional Chardonnay.

Surrounded by dramatic landscapes, our sites are very dry and warm which also enjoy cool winds from mountains to the west. The result is a delicious full-bodied Chardonnay, showcasing peach and stone fruit flavours that speak to the regions natural characteristics.

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