Coopers Creek SV Hawkes Bay Chardonnay ‘The Limeworks’

New Zealand is proving its credentials with chardonnay all the way from Kumeu in the north to Central Otago in the south, and here’s proof that the celebrated red wine turf of Hawke’s Bay is very much in the race. This barrel fermented style from the heart of limestone hill country delivery impressively soft and approachable white peach and pear fruit with notes of nutmeg. A creamy, buttery suppleness pulls into a softly textural finish of considerable persistence.