Vidal Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018
Chardonnay is a real speciality at Vidal and this Estate Reserve Chardonnay perfectly reflects their talent for producing premium quality expressions. An emphasis on fruit quality and minimal handling results in an intensely flavoured and elegant Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. Juices from gently pressed grapes were partially settled before being racked with light lees to French oak barriques (15% new) for natural and inoculated fermentation. Following this, some batches went through natural malolactic fermentation to balance out the natural acidity. Oak barrels were selected for their subtle flavour and aroma profile, adding complexity gained from 10 months maturation on lees. Beautifully fragrant citrus, stone fruit and roasted nuts combine on a finely styled, textured and balanced palate showing good complexity.
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Beautifully balanced example of a well crafted Chardonnay. Wonderful dry palate with a hint of oak. Compares really well to the many Burgundian Chardonnays tasted during frequent travels in France.