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Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay
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Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2019

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New ZealandMendoza clone, this was whole bunch pressed and fermented in new and used French barriques, with partial native ferment. This remained in barrel for 11 months. Lemon verbena, yellow apple, pear fill a spiced palate, scented with a heady pear perfume on the creamy, buttery palate. Medicinal white cherry lingers on the silken finish. The wood, while evident, is very well integrated into this stylish wine.Tasted: 02 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NZ 35.00 private wine shops Producer: Tony BishGrape: Chardonnay