2019 Zaria Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay
An excellent representation of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay from Bryce Edmond’s local, family-run project Zaria. It’s rich yet elegant, walking a fine line without leaning too far in one direction. The blend sees about 33% new oak barrels to contribute a rounder sense of body without smothering the pronounced, ripe orchard fruit and succulent acidity underneath.
Bryce and his wife Alena met in Europe, her being Czech, and they share an affinity for old world wines like many other avid wine lovers here in New Zealand. That is distinctly apparent in this beauty of a Chardonnay. At a medium price point, this wine shows a classic varietal terroir for Hawke’s Bay while harking back to a refined style one could only associate with Burgundy.
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