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Chardonnay Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay 2016

£16.00

During our 2014 tours to New Zealand, we visited Trinity Hill and met winemaker Warren Gibson.  Hawkes Bay is the best area in New Zealand to produce Chardonnay.  On the east coast of the North Island, it has loads of sunshine, and cooling sea breezes that ensure perfect ripeness in the grapes.

This harmonious wine has benefitted from time in oak barrels, on the fine lees (remnants of grapes and yeast after fermentation) that are stirred to ensure it develops a rich smooth flavour.  A creamy, buttery nose with a refreshing palate of citrus and tropical fruit, it has a long finish and smooth texture.

In our online tasting of New Zealand wines, I recommended pairing the 2016 vintage with a roast guinea fowl with a lemon and tarragon sauce.  Recipe links are in the link above.  The cheese for me with this wine is Appleby’s Red Cheshire from the Teddington Cheese.

Additional information

Colour/Style

White

Major Grape Varieties

Chardonnay

Country/Region

New Zealand

Region

Hawkes Bay

Vintage

2016

Dry/Sweet

Dry

Alcohol level

12-13.5%

Winemaking

Vegan, Vegetarian

Bottle Size

75cl

Food matching suggestions

Citrussy/Acidic dishes, Roasts – meat or veg/pulse bakes

Cheese Matching Suggestions

Semi hard cheeses, eg Cheddar, Comté, Salty cheeses, eg Feta