The inaugural vintage of our Cedalion Single Vineyard Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay.
When this plot in Bridge Pa came across our paths, we couldn’t say yes fast enough. One of the finest vineyards for Chardonnay in New Zealand, it is planted with two clones, and owned and managed by the meticulous Howell family. The resulting wine is a cooler expression of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay and a true wine of site.
Subtle but precise with a rich, mid-palate and firm acidity to balance. Key lime, stone fruits, orange marmalade and melon integrate with toasty cedar on the palate and Cedalion Chardonnay’s trademark flinty, linear finish.
Made with Sam’s signature sympathetic hand, this wine is built to cellar and will reward patient wine lovers for 4-5 years from the vintage. Only 705 bottles made.
NZ $330 per case of six.