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Hihi Full Monty Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

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"Big, buttery, and oaky, the way Chardonnay used to be."

A lovely hand-crafted Chardonnay from one of New Zealand’s top Chardonnay growing regions, Gisborne on the east Cape of the North Island. Big, buttery, and oaky, the way Chardonnay used to be.

Wine: Hihi Chardonnay 2016
Grape: Chardonnay
Region: Gisborne, NZ

Hihi Wines is a small boutique winery based in Ormond, Gisborne. The label was launched in 2005 with 200 cases sold in the first year. It has grown rapidly with 2,000 cases sold in 2012. Sixty award winning wines have been produced. Hihi means "Rays of the Sun" with all grapes sourced from sunny Gisborne, the first city in the world to see the sunrise. Hihi is also rare NZ bird, also known as the Stitchbird, and it graces Hihi’s revamped labels.


4 Stars (17.5/20) Raymond Chan

Bright, full yellow colour with light golden hues and some depth.  This has a fresh, elegantly concentrated and full nose with yellow stone-fruit and citrus fruit aromas, along with lifted lemon-curd MLF notes which build in depth with aeration.  Medium-bodied, the palate is up-front with sweetly rich flavours of ripe citrus fruits and tropical fruits interwoven with a layering of creamy and buttery MLF flavours.  The palate is rich, luscious and rounded with a fine-textured guiding line and good acid vitality for balance.  The mouth-filling flavours carry to a full, broad finish.  This is an up-front rounded Chardonnay with mouth-filling citrus and tropical fruit flavours layered with creamy and buttery MLF.  Drink this Chardonnay over the next 3 years.  Fruit from the ‘Jackson’ vineyard, Patutahi, fermented in ‘Flextank’ barrels to 13.0% alc., the wine given American and French oak additions, and undergoing 100% MLF.  17.5/20 

Closure: Screwcap

Alcohol: 13%

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Shipping is $7.99 NI and $9.99 SI up to 12 bottles. For 13 or more bottles shipping is $14.99 NI and $17.99 SI. We do not ship outside of New Zealand. We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery. Offshore islands can take longer still. We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.