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% Chardonnay
Region – Finest grapes from Lyons, Keltern and Kokako, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Colour – Pale lemon
Nose – Citrus, pink grapefruit, roasted nuts and fragrant flinty aromatics
Palate – Aromas on the nose follow through to a finely styled, textured and seamless palate. Showing harmony and complexity
Winemaker – Hugh Crichton
Awards – 96/100 – Cameron Douglas MS, 96/100 – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), 19.5/20 – Raymond Chan, 5 stars – Winestate Magazine 2017
Alcohol – 13.5%
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