94 Points - Excellent Cameron Douglas MS

Bilancia is a Hawkes Bay winery owned and run by winemakers Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson. Warren spent some time working in Southern Italy and it was here, reading the paper in the sun that he stumbled across his and Loraine’s horoscope, the Libra, or as it is known in Italian, Bilancia. A fitting name, it is synonymous with equilibrium and harmony and this has become the working philosophy behind their wines. Established in 1997,

"The fruit is all hand picked, keeping each clone as separate as possible for handling in the winery. Each lot was whole-bunch pressed and the juice was run straight to puncheons and barrels, with no cold settling, for fermentation in French oak. Indigenous yeast carried the fermentation to dryness. The wine spent 16 months in oak prior to bottling; there was no fining or cold stabilisation. The aim is to produce a wine that reflects the variety and the vineyard rather than the winemaking. The result a nicely wound, tight but not too tight, wine with emphasis on a fresh, food friendly style and evenly balanced palate. Ripe stonefruit on the nose and palate with great texture and character."

(VNT00018)

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Chardonnay

Style:

Full oaky whites

Winemaker:

Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV

13%

Bottle size:

750ml

Fruit:

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Body:

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Sweetness:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Roast Chicken

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