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Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2019
Presents with a youthful pale gold hue & complex aroma of integrated seasoned oak. Ripe stone fruit, brioche & mealy characters complement dried summer herbs & oak complexity on the palate - this wine has a superb acid line & balance that makes it accessible now but promises much for those with the patience to cellar.
Winemaking Notes 2019 was an exceptional growing season that produced a naturally balanced crop of clean chardonnay from a long & dry summer. Fruit from some of our oldest vines were hand harvested & whole bunch pressed; some directly to barrel & some cold settled barrel fermentation in 43% new oak was followed by a regime of stirring & topping until April 2020 when racking & assemblage commenced.
Technical Notes Vintage: 2019 Region: Hawke’s Bay Sub-region: Te Awanga Country: New Zealand Alc/vol: 13.5%
"Clearview Estate Winery is the realisation of a dream; a passion grown from a love of travel, authentic food & extraordinary wine. We strive for excellence & best practice in all aspects of our business environment, determined to settle for nothing less." Owner-operators, Tim Turvey & Helma van den Berg.
Clearview Estate Winery was established with the first red wine vintage in 1989. Chardonnay began in 1991 with the release of the first Reserve Chardonnay – this is outstanding by the way.
Steeped in history, Clearview Estate Winery Cellar Door and Clearview Estate Red Shed Restaurant have become an iconic and awarded destination for both locals and visitors from afar.