Pyramid Valley ‘Growers Collection’ ‘Moteo Ridge Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2013

Chenin Blanc from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay
Review Date - 07-Aug-2014

18.5+/20

Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues at heart, pale on rim. The nose is elegant with intense aromas of white stonefruits and subtly rich honeysuckle notes, revealing delicate savoury and flinty detail and a waxiness. The aromatics grow in depth showing fresh cut and youthful floral elements. Off-dry to taste, clear and tightly held flavours of white and yellow stonefruits form a softly concentrated core. This has purity and finesse with a delicate sweetness and richness. The palate follows a fine, firm line with balanced and poised acidity providing crispness and cut to the mouthfeel. Floral, honey and honeysuckle flavours emerge and are carried to a long, lingering finish with a dry-textured line. This is an elegant, tightly held, subtly rich, off-dry Chenin Blanc with stonefruit and honied flavours. Serve with seafood and fine Asian cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from John Patrick’s ‘Moteo Ridge’ site, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented over 11 months in seasoned 500L puncheons to 14.0% alc. and 13 g/L RS. 380 cases made. 18.5+/20 Aug 2014 RRP $30.00

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