Hopesgrove Chardonnay

2020 Estate Chardonnay

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Bright and pure aromas of melon, stone fruit and citrus, interwoven with soft butter, toasty oak and cashew. Full bodied, with an elegant mouthfeel elevated by a soft buttery flow and a textural phenolic line. The fruit has concentration and intensity, compliment the toasty oak details with a long finish. Drink now until ~2027.


 Michael Cooper   5/5 Stars

The delicious 2020 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested at Pakipaki, south-west of Hastings and Havelock North. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and vibrant, with strong stonefruit flavours, gentle biscuity notes reflecting finely integrated oak, and a rich, very harmonious finish. Elegant, complex and finely textured, it's well worth discovering.


Contemporary, restrained, appealing nose with aromas of emon zest, white nectarine flesh, green figs, vanilla, feta and white pepper. Taut, reasonably concentrated, fluid palate with freshness, energy, good persistence and drinkability. Should have a long life ahead.

Candice Chow  93 points

An elegant Chardonnay with a lean focus, carrying citrus, lemon sherbet and stonefruit along with floral and nutty details.