Our Double Gold Medal Winning Hatters Hill Chardonnay is elegant and smooth. Stone fruit driven with wonderful chalky mineral notes from the limestone soil the grapes were grown in. Well balanced toasty oak complements the nectarine and peach flavours.
The fruit comes from a single vineyard in the south of Marlborough, a unique spot with limestone soils which in turn draw out mineral notes within the Chardonnay. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and picked at maximum physiological ripeness. The best bunches were hand picked, and then at the winery whole bunch pressed. The grapes were fermented in new and seasoned French oak barriques and then matured on lees for ten months prior to bottling.
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Awards and Accolades
Hatters Hill Chardonnay 2016 wins Gold at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
- NZ International Wine Show '18
Hatters Hill Chardonnay wins Gold at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018
- Royal Easter Wine Awards
“A mouthfilling, slightly creamy wine with vibrant grapefruit and peach flavours, fresh acidity, well integrated oak and excellent delicacy, complexity and harmony”.
- Michael Cooper
“It is succulent and elegantly weighted… chardming and delectably enjoyable”
- Sam Kim
“A stylish wine… Nice purity and an ethereal texture with tangy acidity”
- Bob Campbell MW
“A firmly concentrated and intense Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrus fruit entwined with strong spicy, nutty and toasty oak”
- Raymond Chan