Easthope Family Winegrowers Skeetfield Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

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Rod humbly admits the grapes behind this wine makes him and Emma look ‘very clever’ year in, year out.

They come from one of Hawke’s Bay’s (and New Zealand’s) most prized vineyards, Skeetfield, where winemakers regularly fight over access to the fruit.

Luckily Rod is childhood friends with one of the owners, Denis Gunn, so he gets access to a few choice rows each year.

The vines are old by New Zealand standards - 30 years - and the combination of their age, the soil and the climate produces stunning fruit that Rod has ‘blind faith’ in each year.

After hand picking Rod and Emma do very little in the winery - letting the fruit do the talking.

The result is a ripe, intense and refined Chardonnay, which would sit happily in a line-up of Premier Cru Burgundy, given the quality and style.

Wine type White
Grape(s) 100% Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region of origin Hawke's Bay
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13.5%
Oak? French Oak Puncheons 25% new
Months in Oak 10
Type of Oak French Oak Puncheons 25% new
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 30 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 30 metres
Soil type(s) Silty loam
Closure Type Screwcap
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 10 years
Ideal drinking window Now until 2030

From their base in Hawke's Bay, Rod and Emma are making stunning wines under their Easthope Family Winegrowers label.

Read more about Rod & Emma.

Shellfish really brings out the minerality in the wine - scallops, or mussels in creamy white wine sauce.

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