Nockie's Palette Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2022
Coastal Chardonnay from Te Awanga and Haumoana. Mostly river silt overtones.
Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeast and full MLF. Only light battonage (two stirs) and only sulfur sand filtration. No other additions. About 30 per cent new oak.
Bright, medium yellow with a golden hue.
Aromatic chardonnay with apple, grapefruit, and subtle oak and nutty yeast lees flavours.
Fruity chardonnay, balanced with a touch of oak. Partial barrel fermentation offers complexity, delivering a characteristic purity underpinned by natural
acidity. Oyster shell aromatics give way to a ripe, rich stonefruit flavour profile.
Chicken or seafood in creamy butter-based sauces.
WINEMAKER Tim Turvey
GRAPE VARIETY 100% Chardonnay
REGION Hawke?s Bay (Te Awanga and Haumoana)
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.9g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0g/l