Smith and Sheth Heretaunga 'Cru' Chardonnay 2020

One hundred percent barrique fermented old vine Chardonnay from vineyards in the Bridge Pa and Gimblett Gravels regions of Hawke's Bay. The fruit is sourced from two vineyards in Hawke's Bay, 20-year-old Clone 15 and 95 vines that are dry-farmed on a silty loam over gravel with some limestone influence, and old Mendoza vines grown on river terrace soil, light loam over gravel. 

Wine Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Tasting Notes: Vibrant pale straw colour with some green tinges. Fresh and fruit-driven, almost Chablis-like in style. Complex and light on its feet. Vibrant acidity balanced by a creamy, lingering texture.