Light yellow gold in the glass with a full on tantalising leesy bouquet filled with toasty, biscuity, nutty, lemony, mealy notes and powerful in the seamless palate yet not overpowering. It’s decadently toasty with peaches and cream, flint and gunsmoke notes and a beautifully balanced dry savoury oak finish that’s long and persistent with a touch of cedary salinity. Clone 15 grapes from the Corner 50 area adjacent to the famed Keltern Vineyard. Gold Medal NZ Wine of the Year

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Rich, bold and complex Hawkes Bay Chardonnay, delish.

Empirical is a research and development project between two of Constelation Brands great talents, winemaker Dave Edmonds and Head of Viticulture David Sheard. Bound by nothing except their own creativity, the result is this tiny production luxury barrel fermented Chardonnay, that is sure to find favour among critics and consumers alike.

Buttery, creamy, leesy aromas surge from the glass, supported by truck loads of sun baked, ripe golden queen peaches, with complexing characters of gunflint, smoke and grapefruit.
A rich, ripe, bold barrel fermented Chardonnay with lashing to toasty oak combined with beguiling grapefruit and burnt match complexing notes the are woven together, making a stellar combination. Drink now as its delicious or age for 3-5 years. Serve with roasted white meats.

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New Zealand


Hawkes Bay