2016 Hunting Hill Chardonnay

2016 Hunting Hill Chardonnay
$60.00

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Vineyard Region

Kumeu, Auckland

Vinification

  • Hand harvested
  • Whole-bunch pressed
  • Indigenous yeast fermentation
  • 100% barrel fermentation
  • 100% malo-lactic fermentation
  • 11 months maturation in barrel

Winemaker

Michael Brajkovich MW

Hunting Hill is a vineyard that was first planted in 1982 and became a significant part of the original Kumeu River Chardonnay blend. Occupying the slope overlooking Maté’s Vineyard, it has always contributed lovely ripe and rich fruit to the Estate Chardonnay. Hunting Hill was replanted in 2000 and is now even better than before, giving beautifully ripe fruit with a distinctive, mealy minerality.

This wine has fragrant lemon/lime blossom aromas on the nose that typify the lovely perfume we always get from Hunting Hill. The class of this vineyard shows through in 2016 where conditions were not always perfect. The fruit from Hunting Hill was clean with beautiful flavours that has come through in the finished wine with a supple texture an lingering finish. As with previous vintages of Hunting Hill we expect this to drink well for 6 – 8 years.