Bouquet: Focussed and layered, this wine exhibits toasty savoury characters which are perfectly balanced with ripe tropical notes.
Palate: The palate is supple and textured combining ripe stone fruit, and integrated toasty oak with a long, elegant finish.
Food Match: Grilled crayfish and scallop dishes.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 3 years.
The 2016 Chardonnay was sourced from a range of Hawkes Bay vineyards in the Korokipo, Crownthorpe, Clive and Mangatahi sub regions of Hawkes Bay. These vineyards are characterized by moderate temperatures and free draining soils, perfect for producing high quality fruit. The 2016 vintage was another great one for Chardonnay in Hawkes Bay. The temperate spring yielded a moderate crop which ripened beautifully over the warm dry summer.
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 21st March - 1st April 2016
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.0% pH 3.57 TA 4.65 RS 2.4g/l
The fruit was gently picked and pressed to give fine fresh juices with a soft texture .The batches were kept separate and fermented with a range of barrels and tanks, temperatures and yeast strains to give complexity of aroma and mouth feel. Some batches went through Malolactic fermentation in barrel for added texture and complexity. After aging on full yeast lees with regular stirring the batches were blended and prepared for bottling. Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay 2015 exhibits ripe citrus and stone fruit combined with complex smoky, toasty aromas. The palate is ripe and textural and fresh with sweet fruit, lees complexity and subtle oak with an elegant finish.
Download Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay 2016 Tasting Note (PDF)