2019 Alexia Happy Wife Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay
She said don’t buy me flowers or diamonds and pearls, make me a wine. So I did.
Mendoza clone, 27-year-old vines, and naturally low yields combine to produce the outstanding grapes for this wine. A hands-off approach with wild ferment and minimal handling, but with enough oak to work with the weighty fruit that’s got backbone in spades.
Gunflint, toasted almond, peach, resolute.