Stonecroft Old Vine Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2021)

Certified organic, the stylish, estate-grown 2021 vintage (5*) is a rare wine – only two barrels were made. From vines planted in the Mere Road Vineyard in 1992, it was hand-picked, and fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak casks (50 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is a mouthfilling, weighty, youthful wine, with rich, ripe stonefruit flavours, biscuity and mealy notes adding excellent complexity, and a very harmonious, lasting finish. Already delicious, it's well worth cellaring to 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed May 2022

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