Grapefruit, fig and fruit characters are evident, typical of theGimblett Gravels vineyards. Mealy, biscuity barrel ferment andintegrated oak characters add complexity. This is a powerful wine, but also shows elegance and balance along with refreshing acidity.
Typical fruit characters from Hawkes Bay Chardonnay such as grapefruit and melon are supplemented by biscuity characters with a light butteriness. The wine is rich and round, with soft acidity and attractive sweet fruit.