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Hawke’s Bay Annual Chardonnay Collection released

Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers has released its third Annual Chardonnay Collection, this time for Vintage 2021.

Twelve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnays have been included in the collection, chosen from 56 submissions.

The wines are selected are:

Askerne Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021
Bilancia Kaikora Chardonnay 2021
Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Terraces Chardonnay 2021
Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021
Collaboration Wines Aurulent Chardonnay 2021
Elephant Hill Earth Chardonnay 2021
Fistonich Family Vineyards Esk Valley Seabed Chardonnay 2021
Helio Wines Chardonnay 2021
Smith & Sheth CRU Howell Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
Swift Wines Chardonnay 2021
Tony Bish Wines Heartwood Chardonnay 2021
Trinity Hill Wines Single Vineyard 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2021

Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers says the 2021 Collection showcases exceptional quality with a range of styles that reflect the unique character of various Hawke’s Bay subregions.

“The 2021 vintage is a true testament to Hawke’s Bay’s reputation as a premier producer of world class wines.

“Chardonnay continues to be an important regional varietal for Hawke’s Bay with a reputation for quality that is recognised internationally.

“To build on this the Annual Chardonnay Collection 2021 will be distributed to wine media around the world, showcasing the best of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay.”

Cameron Douglas MS says he was delighted with the calibre of the wines from the 2021 vintage.

“New Zealand, and Hawke’s Bay in particular, make some of the best Chardonnay in the world. In fact, it’s better than many white Burgundies – more accessible, more affordable, and more consistent.

“If our Chardonnay continues to be mistaken for high quality white Burgundy in blind tastings, then that alone says something important and special about what we produce.”

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