Hopesgrove Chardonnay 2016
- New Zealand, 750ml
An elegant chardonnay, with aromas of white stonefruits and citrus, hints of fresh herbs, and distinctive butter and nut flavours. Medium to full bodied, with a creamy, dry texture and a deep, concentrated core. Nicely layered and perfectly balanced with a generous, lengthy finish.
- Winery: Hopesgrove
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 13%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Cellar potential: now to 2024
Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses
Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed on a slow gentle press program. Juice run straight to 100% French Oak barrels.11 months in 37% new oak, with the balance in 1-3 year old barrels.
Every once in a while, a winemaker will come along that demands the extraordinary. Pieter Koopman, owner of Hopesgrove vineyard and expert winemaker believes in one thing above all else: less is more. Made in the sunny, rolling hills of the Hawke’s Bay, their exceptional wines are crafted exclusively from hand-harvested fruit and a passion for quality. What started as an olive grove has transformed into an award-winning winery, with meticulously chosen varietals, rootstocks, and clones to match the specific micro-climate of the region, resulting in the distinct perfection that you taste in every bottle. Pieter adheres to traditional winemaking styles that celebrate the unique terroir where it is made and continuously pursues the fundamental structure, texture, and expression of the fruit without interrupting the natural flavors. A passion for quality, a thirst for great wines, Hopesgrove wine demands the best, which means you get to drink the best.
- 4 Stars & 18.5/20 Points - Raymond Chan
- 4 Stars & 93/100 Points - Sam Kim
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