96 Points - Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Jun 2022
"I love the complexity in the bouquet of this wine - the synergy of minerality and lees complexities combined with the freshness of the fruit profile entices and intrigues. Equally complex on the palate, taut, chalky and youthful with flavours of citrus fruits and less, stone fruits and fine mineral qualities. Some fruit tannins and youthful acidity combine for a sound foundation. Lengthy and delicious. Best drinking from 2023 through 2029" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Jun 2022

19.5 & 5 Stars - Candice chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Bright, pale yellow with depth and a green hue, even colour throughout. The nose is elegantly presented, concentrated and lifted aromas with a citrus core, stonefruit and a hint of pineapple, melded with delicate spice, subtle bread dough, and creamy elements. Medium-bodied, a focused palate carries lemon, lemon curd and pineapple passing through crushed rocks, unveiling delicate spice, chamomile, almond butter and a hint of creamy yoghurt. The mouthfeel is sleek, combining smooth flowing creaminess and crisp mineral texture. The wine shows concentration of fruit with underlying power; seamless acidity carries the wine effortlessly to a long lingering. This stylish, sleek Chardonnay shows refinement and elegance with concentrated fruit, seamless acidity, and well-portioned spice and texture. Match with kingfish tataki and langoustine over the next 6-8 years. Handpicked Mendoza clone Chardonnay, fermented and aged in NZ made concrete egg-shaped fermenters, full MLF. 13.5% alc."

Winery note
"The aroma is a medley of nectarine, peach, apple blossom, with hints of almond and nutty richness. These aromas flow onto the richly textured palate that displays summer stone-fruit notes with hints of almond and a bright citrus finish that lingers and refreshes."

Tony was the first in New Zealand to use concrete eggs for fermentation. Inspired by Chapoutier in France who were the first to use the Egg. Tony got a local concrete maker to experimentally develop these with the first release from 2015.

A true egg shape, these 1600 litre vessels help the circulation of yeast cells during fermentation and showcase the fruit without oak. The most noticeable effect the egg fermentation seems to have is in the wine’s texture. There is a real sense of completeness with the flavours and wine filling the whole palate. This is rich, savoury and complex with a small hint of smokiness along with citrus notes. This has lovely energy and poise with acidity driving through the palate. This has another dimension which more than makes up for any absence of oak.



New Zealand


Hawkes Bay




Soft buttery white


Tony Bish





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Food Match:

Pasta, Chicken