Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Typically a great buy. The attractive 2020 vintage (4*) was fermented and matured in French oak casks (17 per cent new). Light lemon/green, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with ripe stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, a hint of butterscotch, fresh acidity, and excellent balance and depth. Already drinking well, it should break into full stride mid-2022+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $18 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed October 2021

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