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Hopesgrove wines are distinctive, rich, and artisanal. Crafted exclusively from hand harvested fruit grown at our boutique hillside vineyard in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A pure expression of place.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
2018 Chardonnay | 93 Pts
Bright, medium straw-yellow with a gold hue, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and gentle, nuances of stonefruit, citrus interweave moderate vanillin and toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is packed with aromas of ripe yellow apricots and plums, melded with vanilla, baguette and toasty oak elements. The fruit is ripe, contribute to a full and round palate along with creamy lees detail. Acidity is integrated and sufficient to support a fresh palate, allow the oak elements to express, added fine-textured phenolic and spices to a lingering finish. This is stonefruit-flavoured Chardonnay with generous fruit, toasty oak on a creamy palate. Match with crispy-skin chicken and lean pork roast over the next 4+ years.
Cameron Douglas, MS
2019 Pinot Noir | 94 Pts
Pure, ripe, fresh, fruity and floral with pinosity oozing from the glass. Aromas of red berries and fresh plum, roses and raspberry then cherry and wood spices. On the palate - fleshy, fruity, bright, youthful and varietal with flavours that reflect the nose. Firm youthful tannins and bright acid-line add texture, grip and palate appeal. A lovely wine with a very good concentration of fruit flavours, oak and finish. Best drinking from early 2022 through 2024+.