Skeetfield Vineyard Chardonnay Release

August 02, 2016

We are very happy to announce the long awaited release of the 2015 Skeetfield Vineyard Chardonnay. Hand harvested from old friend Denis Gunn’s vineyard, this is Hawke’s Bay Old Vine Dry Farmed Mendoza, and it just doesn’t get any better than that!

Gently pressed to barrel, this has been fermented in Taransaud oak, one of the finest French cooperages, with 60% new barrels and the balance seasoned Taransaud oak. These beautiful barrels impart complex flavours and aromas, and fantastic length to the palate. Powerful yet supple, this is a finely tuned Chardonnay.

Golden Egg Chardonnay

Last month we released the 2015 Golden Egg Chardonnay, made in our NZ made concrete egg fermenters. This was such stand out success, we were sold out in two weeks! So sorry to all those that have missed out, but check our website as we held back a few precious cases.

The reviews for both these wines have been superb. Here’s some comments on the new release Skeetfield Vineyard Chardonnay;

Bob Campbell, M.W.; Rich and fleshy chardonnay, with intense peach and tree fruits seasoned with nutty yeast lees and spicy oak. Smooth-textured, creamy and weighty wine showing impressive power and a lingering finish. 95/100 Five Stars

Raymond Chan: The fruit depth and extract lends a very fine-textured grip and line, which is balanced by the creamy barrel-ferment. The fruit vitality and fresh, piquant acidity provide a lively and energetic mouthfeel. The wine carries with plenty of drive and tension to a very long, concentrated and taut finish of stonefruits, mealy and nutty oak. This is a rich, concentrated and complex layered and detailed Chardonnay with vibrant, mealy, stonefruit flavours, nutty and creamy oak and a vibrant, fresh palate. 19.5/20 Five Stars

Big thanks to Max Parks and Zoe Chisholm of Unit Design for their incredible design work. Labels as beautiful as the wines they clothe.

Fat n Sassy and Summertime Chardonnay continue to rock, these are such great value everyday drinking Chardonnays. Gracing the wine lists of such great restaurants as Ostro, Moo Chow Chow, Little Miss Moonshine, Avida, the Sugar Club Sky City, and many many more.

Enjoy all, Chardonnay is King.

Tony Bish
Tony Bish