2019 Te Awa Single Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

94 Points Richard Caro
In stock
This 2019 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay is a Gold Medal and Trophy Winner at the NZIWS — and crazy value at this price! The frequently gong-winning quality of this label makes it one of the under-the-radar value points in the NZ market, and even its everyday price in the mid-$20s makes it flat-out cheap for an estate label from a serious producer. But now at under $20 — and with a trophy under its belt — this complex and flinty, finely made Chardy is a steal.
Elsewhere up to $26.99 Save $7.00 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

"It has been a waiting game to see how Te Awa would emerge from the Villa Maria Estates chrysalis since it was purchased late in 2012. I’ve made discreet enquiries with the Villa Maria folk and Ant Mackenzie about the progress and re-emergence of this fine Hawke’s Bay brand, and the feelings have been positive all round. No doubt there has been considerable soul-searching to ensure that the individuality of ‘Te Awa’ and its associated brands of ‘Left Field’ and ‘Kidnapper Cliffs’ would be maintained, especially in the light of the Villa Maria Estates group already having Hawke’s Bay presences in the form of Vidal Estate, Esk Valley and wines under Thornbury and Villa Maria itself." Raymond Chan

What The Critics Say

Trophy at the New Zealand International Wine Show, 2020

"Light lemon gold with roasted hazelnut, hints of malt and creamy grilled peach aromas and some very appealing mealy flavours underpinning peach and melon fruit with savoury nutty oak and spice."

Trophy and 5 Stars, Cuisine Magazine (2017 vintage)

"A familiar style from this label with the expected weight and richness supported by roasted stone fruits and rich baking spices. The fruit and the oak slot neatly into place, giving the wine a defined structure and polish. The wine will benefit from further ageing to develop more complexity and its full potential."

93/100 Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)

"Weighty and moderately complex chardonnay with a salty, struck flint, grapefruit, bran biscuit and nutty oak flavours. Taut and slightly edgy wine with energy and depth. 09 MAY 2019."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Awards

NZIWS Trophy
NZIWS Trophy

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