Truly outstanding Hawkes Bay Chardonnay from lauded winemaker Tony Bish. Vinted in a 100% barrel fermented, tour de force style this is a powerful wine that showcases the natural exhuberance of the famed Skeetfield Vineyards dry farmed, old vine Mendoza clones. Stock is extremely limited. Be quick.
The winery writes "The Skeetfield Vineyard has old vine dry-farmed Mendoza Chardonnay vines. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed with minimal settling. This wine was 100% barrel fermented and matured, with 60% new Taransaud French oak. Indigenous ferment and malo-lactic ferment have provided complexity and depth. Battonage on lees has yielded a superb textural quality. Minimal handling to bottling has preserved the purity and intensity of the wine. Skeetfield is a wine with exceptional power and grace, and will greatly reward the patient."