Te Awa Left Field Chardonnay 2012

Product code: 15TEA50B2012

This wine displays attractive aromas of nectarine, peach and pineapple. Hints of star anise and exotic spice add further interest to the nose. The palate is dry in style, with ripe citrus and stone fruit characters. This is complemented by subtle, biscuity oak flavours from the barrel fermentation. A bright and lively acidity supports this easy drinking style, making the finish refreshing and lingering.

  • Country:New Zealand
  • Region:Hawke's Bay
  • Vintage:2012
  • ABV:12.5%
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chardonnay
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste Scale: 7

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Tee Awah Left Field Hawks Bay Shardonnay

Production information

Producer: Te Awa

Te Awa is a single estate situated in the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand’s premium red wine producing area. Hotter than Bordeaux and with similar gravely soils to Graves, it is unsurprising that this region produces fine examples of Bordeaux blends with some exciting Chardonnay and Syrah to boot. If you didn’t think New Zealand could make red wines that weren’t Pinot Noir, think again!

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Production note

Individual parcels of fruit were picked on successive cool mornings. The grapes were pressed to achieve gentle extraction on the juice. The juice was settled, clarified and transferred to stainless steel and French oak barrels. The barrels underwent a slow steady fermentation with a combination of selected yeast strains and wild fermentations for added complexity. Once complete, six months of yeast lees ageing in barrel and 100% malolactic fermentation was undertaken to add richness and weight t

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  • Vegan Yes

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