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Bilancia Tiratore Chardonnay 2019

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New ZealandTiratore is Italian for hunter, or marksman. When they were planting these vines, old spent bullets were found in almost every hole dug on the famed slope of La Collina, most likely from years of use as a target practice. This single vineyard chardy comes from 2001 vines planted on the lower slopes of an old river bed. Quite direct, with notes of earl grey tea intertwined with lemon, meringue, pear on a creamy, slippery, lengthy palate, finishing with a twist of Yuzu. Quite a stylish wine in every way.Tasted: 02 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NZ 90.00 New Zealand Producer: BilanciaGrape: Chardonnay