Maimai Chardonnay

Maimai ChardonnayVariety: Chardonnay
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Bridge Pa Triangle, Hastings
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2013

Grown on our block in the Bridge Pa Triangle west of Hastings on free draining soils ideal
for producing full bodied chardonnay with distinctive characters. The crop was managed
to a level that allowed the fruit to ripen evenly and retain ideal flavours for a wine
of this style.

Light golden straw colour with yellow hues.

A nose of citrus notes and ripe peach is the first impression and then some softer vanilla
and oaky characters linger.

Ripe stonefruit early on the palate and the weight continues through and broadens into
a well balanced and complex wine. The light spice from the toasty oak intergrates well
with the full fruity flavour and the feel of this wine fills the mouth.

Harvested in mid April the juice was pressed after a short time on skins and a portion was
fermented in new French oak to improve the palate structure and complexity. The
finished wine is a lovely balance of stone fruit and a slight toasty oak finish make this a
pleasant and appealing style.

Enjoy with . . . .
Chicken, pasta, curry and fish.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: April 2013
Bottled Date: March 2014
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: <1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.1g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

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