Hawke's Bay TTV Chenin Blanc

Easthope Wines SKU: IAEWTCH20

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

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100% Chenin Blanc. Ripe pear, baked apple and lemon sorbet characters spring to mind when first approaching the glass. It is also flecked with mineral notes of crushed stone. It is hard to know if this is due to the concrete egg tank maturation or if it is a site derived character. Either way it lends an Old World complexity and a suggestion that the wine is imbued with a sense of place. The palate is seamless and framed by racy acidity that allows the fruit flavours to crystalise into sharp focus. Grown by Ian and Linda Quinn off their Two Terraces Vineyard located in Maraekakaho, Hawke’s Bay. The second vintage from this vineyard coincided with fantastic weather conditions. Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley of France produces some of the world’s longest-lived white wines. Beginning with focused fruit, florals and laser-like acidity it matures into richly textured and complex wine that retains its fresh acidity into old age. This hand picked fruit was whole bunch pressed to yield delicious raw juice which was then fermented in our cast stone egg-shaped tanks. The long fermentation and further maturation on the spent yeast lees results in wine where the fruit and floral characters merge with savoury brioche like notes. It’s individually delicious. ABV 13%