Te Awa Single Estate Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Bargain-priced, the refined 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested in the Gimblett Gravels, and fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak hogsheads. Bright, light yellow/green, it is still very youthful, with concentrated, ripe, peachy, citrusy flavours, finely integrated toasty oak, slightly smoky notes, and fresh acidity. It needs time; open 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $20 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

When to drink: 2023

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