Red Barrel Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

12-Mar-2015
With only 2.6 ha of vines on Te Mata Road in Havelock North, Red Barrel is a true boutique Hawke’s Bay vineyard and wine label. Sharebroker John Lockie and his wife Juliette are the owners and have had previous Hawke’s Bay winegrowing interests, establishing this venture when they purchased what was the former Zepelin vineyard in 2010 replacing the Cabernet Sauvignon with Chardonnay whilst retaining the Merlot and Syrah, which were planted in 1997. They have enlisted the services of Dave McKee, winemaker of neighbouring Black Barn, to make the small batches of wine. Here, I review the first Chardonnay release, from the outstanding 2013 vintage. www.redbarrel.co.nz

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