Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Certified organic, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown in the Roy's Hill and Mere Road vineyards, fermented and matured for six months in seasoned French oak barrels, and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Pale yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, with generous, ripe, stone-fruit flavours, hints of toast and butterscotch, and very good complexity. Already enjoyable, but likely to be at its best from 2022 ownards, it offers fine value.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

When to drink: 2022

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