Harakeke Farm Chardonnay 2016
- New Zealand, 750ml
Nectarine and peach notes are complimented by attractive oak aromas. Concentrated stone fruit and an elegant texture from the oak are given focus by the underlying acidity.
- Winery: Harakeke Farm
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Region: Nelson, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Other: Contains sulphites
- Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses
The Label - "Harakeke is the Maori name for NZ Flax or Phormium Tenax. We have chosen this name not only because it is where the vineyard is, the Harakeke district in Upper Moutere, but also because we are gradually replanting the low lying areas of our farm with Harakeke along with other natives." Harakeke Farm
"Harakeke Farm is a family owned, 3 hectare vineyard and winery in Upper Moutere, Nelson. We are small because we believe in the importance of a hands on approach to tending the vineyard and making our wine. This indepth understanding of our vineyard environment and the grapes that come from it allows us to make quality wines with great character.
Joanne Costar and Andrew Sutherland planted their first vines in 2006 after a long search around the hills of Upper Moutere for a site that incorporated the proven Moutere clay gravels and north facing slopes. Nestled 10 minutes from the village of Upper Moutere, on Wills Road, we found an ideal 3.5 ha north facing block on clay soil and produce tiny quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Our wines are family made and express the vineyard, traditional and natural winemaking and the season. The wines are made from very low-cropped vines, approximately yielding one bottle per vine or less, and are packed with complex flavours and well-structured. Our vineyard also has “Harakeke” – the Maori name for NZ Flax. We are committed to gradually replanting the low lying areas of our farm with Harakeke and other natives." Harakeke Farm
Harakeke Farm wines are quality organic wines at fantastic price points. John Hawkesby has featured their wines in the Viva NZ Herald magazine and said “Their Harakeke Pinot Noir is outstanding and in my humble opinion is the best value for money Pinot to be had” John Hawkesby, Canvas NZ Herald May 2012. The Chardonnay also enjoys a loyal following, with demand out stripping supply each vintage.
- 4 Stars & Recommended - The Real Review
- 4 Stars - Raymond Chan (2015 vintage)
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