TONY BISH HEARTWOOD CHARDONNAY HAWKE'S BAY 20
The Urban Winery in Ahuriri, Napier, is home to Tony Bish wines and where he makes a wide range of Chardonnays, including Heartwood, one of his icon wines. This Chardonnay is made from 100% Mendoza clone Chardonnay grapes grown in two areas in Hawke's Bay; the Upper Dartmoor and Bay View. All of the grapes were hand harvested and 95% fermented in barrel with 5% in Tony's new French oak ovum. The wine was then matured for a year in 25% new Taransaud oak with regular lees stirring (aka batonnage) to enhance the creamy expression of barrel maturation.
This wine is one of only two in New Zealand to make it onto the 2020 Top 100 Wine Discoveries by leading wine authority Robert Parker.