Te Awanga Trademark Chardonnay 2019 (6 Bottles) Hawkes Bay

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Chardonnay with a capital ‘C’! Only the 3rd iteration of this flagship Chardonnay, James Suckling gave the 2018 vintage 95/100 points + Robert Parker 94/100.

Fruit was hand harvested from this 26 year old vineyard planted at the base of Te Mata peak in Havelock North.The grapes had a lovely balance of acidity and an average of 22.5 brix produced a seamless palate with citrus, peach and ginger flavours.

The nose is flinty with lemon, grapefruit, stone-fruit and a nougat layered lees influence. The palate is initially tight with some phenolic grip but unfolds with time in the glass and blends with the developing complex flavours. The finish is long and persistent. Just how we love our Chardonnay!



About Te Awanga Estate Wines

Te Awanga, with its sea views and breezes, coastal loams and salty air, is the main line for us. The vineyards, the people, the winemaking, the tinkering, the thinking, the planning and dreaming – these moving parts all eventually arrive at the one point – Te Awanga. It’s where it all comes together.

From small beginnings hand labelling Quarter Acre bottles at the kitchen table, to the organic transformation of Te Awanga Estate, the adventures of the One Off label, to the creation of Wildsong, and all the hard graft and great people in between.

About 25 years ago, I arrived in Hawke’s Bay with a love for making wine and everything I owned packed into the back seat of a small car. A green-horn cellarhand doing my time on the winery floor, and frankly loving every minute of it. No amount of day-dreaming then could have predicted that a patch of dirt on the East Coast of the North Island, New Zealand, would be where I landed, settled in and started to dig into what makes great wine taste like where it comes from.

This is how it’s played out…so far.


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