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2018 Collaboration Series Chardonnay

7th Collaboration Chardonnay... from 14 Chardonnay blends we created the butteriest, richly fruited and refined Collaboration of them all... you'll love it!

2018 Collaboration Series Chardonnay

7th Collaboration Chardonnay... from 14 Chardonnay blends we created the butteriest, richly fruited and refined Collaboration of them all... you'll love it!

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2018 Collaboration Series Chardonnay

7th Collaboration Chardonnay... from 14 Chardonnay blends we created the butteriest, richly fruited and refined Collaboration of them all... you'll love it!

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Description

2018 vintage marks the 7th consecutive Collaboration Chardonnay and the finest of them yet. We identified Tim Turvey and his Clearview Estate as the perfect partner for our Chardonnay. His vineyards renowned for their generously flavoured, consistently ripe fruit and higher natural acid levels from the cooler night-time breezes on the Te Awanga Coast. Each January we travel to Clearview and partake in a blending session with Tim and winemaker Matt, tasting many separate components with varying degrees of oak, malolactic ferment, lees stirring, plus a pure fruit component. The objective... blend a Chardonnay with generous Hawkes Bay stone fruit, rounded toasty oak, creamy lees inspired texture/richness, buttery/nutty elements and a freshness on the finish that repeatedly draws you back to the glass.

Smells

Ripe golden peach, nectarine, a hint of grapefruit and enticing toasty oak characters.

Tastes

You'll find the flavour concentration impressive, the stone fruit pure, the toasty oak and nutty/buttery lees characters seductive, and the trademark freshness on the finish more-ish. It exponentially improves throughout the next 12-months and you always wish you'd bought more... enjoy through 2023.

BrandClearview Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Vintage2018

CountryNew Zealand