Lead by winemaker Hugh Crichton, Vidal of Hawkes Bay has quite simply astounded us with the premium quality and value of their wine.Hugh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his craft, working vintages at Chateau Soutard Grande Cru Classe in Saint Emilion France, Chard Farm in Central Otago, Donnafugata in Italy and several vintages at Millton Vineyards in Gisborne where his passion for organic, environmentally conscious winemaking and viticulture began. With this experience comes a philosophy shared by Hugh of producing wines which are truly reflective of the region and vineyards where the grapes are grown.And we couldn’t agree more!!
Grape – 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region –Wairau and Awatere Valleys, Marlborough, New Zealand
Colour – Pale lemon
Nose – Passionfruit and citrus
Palate – Aromas on the nose follow through to combine with vibrant, tropical fruit flavours. A distinctive and classical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker – Hugh Crichton
Awards – Elite Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards, Silver – Easter Show Wine Awards, Silver – Marlborough Wine Show
Alcohol – 13%
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Faint tinge of green with fresh passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours traces of mango and citrus. Clean finish with crisp acidity and an aftertaste of passionfruit, green apple and citrus.
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A fantastic example of premium Australian Chardonnay from this James Halliday 5 Star Rated Winery
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