Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

This great value wine is typically fermented and matured in French oak casks, about 10 per cent new. From a favourably dry vintage in Hawke’s Bay, the latest release is fragrant and full-bodied, with generous stone-fruit flavours, showing good complexity, a hint of butterscotch and fresh acidity. A very harmonious wine, it’s already highly enjoyable. Best drinking mid-2022+.