The ‘Jewelstone’ wines of Mission have always had a near-mystical aura surrounding them and this 2019 release is a study in premium Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. Hand picked, gently whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak. Absolutely world class.
The winery writes "The colour is a bright pale straw. The nose is alluring and complex with aromas ofgrapefruit, lemon meringue and peach blossom. The barrel fermentation imparts butterscotch, brioche and hazelnutcharacter. The palate bursts with intenseflavours carried through from the nose. The acidity is in perfect balance keepingthe wine fresh andmouth watering. This wine is deliciously rich and full with a long length. The extended barrel maturation has helped seemlessly integrate the oak and lend creaminess to the palate."