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Askerne Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Askerne Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016

$31.00 $27.90 NZDPer Bottle

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Barrel fermentation and aging on lees has produced this powerful and complex Chardonnay that displays nectarine and ripe citrus fruit characters on the nose that follow through into the rich full bodied palate.  Drink over the next 3 to 5 years. Serve with seafood dishes (oysters, crayfish), poultry and lighter meats such as pork or pate.

5 STARS – Wine Orbit

  • 2016
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Askerne Estate Winery
Case sizes are sold in multiples of 6 x bottles
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Description

The fruit for this wine is comprised of 52% Mendoza, 26% Clone 15 and 22% Clone 95 Chardonnay which was grown in the stony sandy soils of the lower terrace. The fruit was hand harvested. It was sorted, and then whole bunch pressed with fractions kept separate. The wine was fermented and aged for 9 months in French oak barriques, 50 % new, 50 % one year old. Lees stirring was undertaken to naturally preserve and add structure to the wine. 70% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.

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Awards

5 STARS - Wine Orbit