Vidal Reserve (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Chardonnay
Always a good choice for Chardonnay drinkers, the Vidal reserve has to be one of the most reliable around!
Only the best grapes are picked from Vidal’s old-vine vineyards, the Chardonnay is fermented with ‘wild’ yeast and barrel aged with regular lees stirring. After extended oak maturation, a few barrels bottled as premium 'Legacy' Chardonnay the rest goes into this fantastic Charddie!
This wine was produced predominantly from our Keltern Vineyard and balanced with sites in Ohiti and the Omahu Gravels. The soil type and climate of each site have contributed particular characters to the final wine. The warm and dry summer allowed early picking at great ripeness. Picking decisions allowed the wines to express intensity with fine palate
definition and length.
The 2020 vintage has produced a classic Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. Beautifully fragrant citrus, stone fruit and roasted nuts combine on a finely styled, textured and balanced palate showing good complexity.