SACRED HILL CHARDONNAY RIFLEMANS 2017
This is one of Hawke's Bay's best Chardonnays, for good reason. It's made from the Riflemans Vineyard, planted on an elevated river terrace in Hawke's Bay and highly rated for the quality of its grapes, thanks to warm days which provide good ripening conditions and cool nights which allow the retention of acidity in the wine. This powerful Chardonnay has creamy texture, spicy oak derived flavours and notes of savoury taste. It's made from hand harvested grapes grown on 27 year old, ungrafted grapevines; all Mendoza clone Chardonnay (aka hen and chicken).