2022 Zaria Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

94 Points Sam Kim
In stock
A delicious boutique Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay. Winemaker Bryce Edwards has the experience to get hold of great fruit and craft it into wines that are both classy and easy to enjoy. Has a little bit of all the yummy things that make Chardonnay great. Plenty of grapefruit, melon and citrus, along with a little of the brioche/buttery components. Enough new oak to bring texture, but not knock you over the head. A brand new label on the block, the Zaria Chardonnay is well worth a try!
$30.99 in mixed 6+ or $34.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Winemaker Bryce Edwards natural and intuitive approach to winemaking marries the creative with the analytical and follows from education in viticulture and oenology, as well as seasons upon seasons honing his craft by working vintages in New Zealand (at storied wineries such as Te Awa and Sacred Hill), Napa Valley, Bordeaux, and Austria. Bryce’s winemaking philosophy revolves around cultivating an enjoyable drinking experience — creating wines that he and his wife love and sharing with the wider public. He takes a hands-off approach to his craft, intervening only as much as the grapes require to transform into delicious wine and, in a nod to ancient winemaking techniques, allowing nature to do the rest.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Gorgeously styled and expressed, the enticing bouquet shows golden peach, lemon zest, vanillin oak and oatmeal nuances, leading to a concentrated palate offering terrific weight and persistency. Wonderfully framed by creamy texture and bright acidity, making it delicious and fabulously drinkable. At its best: now to 2029. $34.00. www.zaria.co.nz. Sept 2023.” Drink 2023 - 2029

92/100 Cameron Douglas MS

“Aromas and flavours of fresh white peach and nectarine, a layer of citrus led by grapefruit then a lees spice, nut and soft butterscotch quality. A youthful wine with plenty of acidity and bite, a satin-cream texture, fine tannins and raw mouthfeel on the finish. Well made with a near full-bodied style, a touch of butter and cream. Well made with best drinking from 2024 through 2029.” Drink 2024 - 2029

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2023 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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