The Taste Collection is a celebration of the generous and distinct flavours that
have made Selaks wines so extraordinary and sought after for over 80 years.
Buttery Chardonnay — Hawke’s Bay 2016
WINEMAKING Our grapes were direct pressed with no skin contact to preserve freshness.
The juice was then clarified, and innoculated with a specific yeast strain specially selected for Chardonnay. We combined barrel aged wine with tank fermented wine to create the perfect balance of classic oak characters and Hawke’s Bay fruit flavours. 70% of our blend was matured in French Oak barriques, 30% of which were new barrels. The remaining 30% was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the fresh fruit qualities well known in Hawke’s Bay wines. The final product is a Buttery white wine, true to Chardonnay character, with undertones of fruit qualities renowned in the region.
COLOUR Mid Straw.
AROMA & TASTE We’ve called this Chardonnay buttery because it is smooth, creamy and simply melts in your mouth. The beautifully integrated toasty oak results in flavours of brioche and vanilla, while still enabling the delightful ripe stone fruit characters to shine through.
PAIRING Stunning with crayfish or pumpkin risotto.
SPECS pH: 3.41 TA: 5.27 g/l RS: 2.1 g/l Alc: 13.0%