Reserve | Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2022 
Fragrant citrus, complex flint and nut aromas combine with a distinctive core of mineral, lemon and mealy characters to form a seamless palate. Fine-grained French oak and refined acidity create a tightly woven palate with understated concentration and length.
This wine features a sensational collection of Chardonnay sites. The Lyons vineyard is located in close proximity to Gimblett Road. Young low yielding plants in alluvial silt loams add depth of flavour to the blend. Located on the easterly plateau of Maraekakaho, the fruit from the prestigious Keltern site is grown on mature vines in sandy loam over red stained metals. Hand harvested on different dates the various clones and sites provided an exciting array of blending options.

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Fruit and Acidity

Tasting notes

In its youth, this concentrated wine is pale in the glass and displays aromas of white fleshed stone fruit, flowers, biscuit and hazelnut. Intricate barrel fermentation influences meld with stone fruit and acidity on the palate, forming a refined marriage of style and length. Cellar this wine with confidence for up to 8 years from vintage.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Chardonnay

  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Seafood
  • Cheese

Our Reserve Chardonnay pairs perfectly with dishes such as roasted vegetables, succulent seafood dishes like grilled salmon or a cheese platter.


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.

Warm and Sunny

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

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