Hawkes Bay - 2018
This 2018 Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak, with 25% being new.
On the nose, ripe peach and nectarine combine beautifully with the creamy, buttery complexity from the malolactic fermentation and the subtle toasty oak. In the mouth, this Chardonnay has a wonderful creamy texture and is medium full-bodied with great balance & length.
Fallen Angel Range; wines for the Angels among us………
Fallen Angel wines are high-quality wines that are not grown on Waiheke.
In creating this range we are recognizing that other regions are more suitable for the growing and making of other varieties i.e. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Otago Pinot Noir.
This range was originally developed for the Stonyridge Vineyard Restaurant but has become so successful the team decided to make it available to the trade and export market. To achieve the style we want, we have created joint venture relationships with some of New Zealand’s top winemakers, and work with them to produce the outstanding wines that we have designed.
The hallmarks of this range are distinctive varietal characteristics and integrity, low acidity, and extremely ripe fruit. These are wines to be loved and enjoyed and yet have the ability to stand up against some of the finest wines in their categories.