Wednesday Wines - Episode 40 - The 2020 Hawke's Bay Chardonnay Collection
"A few weeks ago, Hawke’s Bay Wine sent me a mixed case of Chardonnays from the 2019 vintage. This fascinating selection of wines is the very first white wine initiative compiled by the region. For the last eleven years, the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association, also in Hawke’s Bay, has curated an annual mixed case of 12 red wines entitled the Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection and I think that it is a marvellous communication device. Judging by the stand out wines in the Chardonnay case I hope that this annual snapshot of the best wines of the region manages to roll forwards and enjoy the same coverage and adulation as its red wine cousin!"
Matthew Jukes, 30 December 2020