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Matariki Aspire Chardonnay

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Matariki Aspire Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
From Matariki, this Hawke's Bay wine is estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels and at Havelock North. It's typically fresh and crisp, with citrusy flavours and a subtle twist of oak. The 2007 vintage matured in tanks and seasoned oak barrels, is a mid-weight style with fresh, ripe, citrusy flavours to the fore, a hint of toasty oak and good depth.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Grown in the company's Gimblett Gravels and Havelock North vineyards, this wine is fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks and seasoned oak barrels. It's typically fresh and crisp, with citrusy, slightly limey and buttery flavours, a subtle twist of oak and smooth finish. The 2004 vintage has slightly toasty aromas leading into a ripely flavoured and rounded palate with a sliver of sweetness (4.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) and fresh, crisp finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The citrusy, minerally 2002 vintage was grown in the company's Gimblett Gravels and Havelock North vineyards. Very vibrant, crisp and flavoursome, it shows moderate complexity and good freshness and vigour. Due to frosts, the 2003 was blended from Gimblett Gravels (50 per cent) and other, bought-in Hawke's Bay grapes, and fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks and seasoned oak barrels. It's a full-flavoured, fairly high-acid wine, fresh and crisp, with citrusy, slightly limey and buttery flavours and a subtle twist of oak.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The citrusy, minerally 2002 vintage was grown in the company's Gimblett Gravels and Havelock North vineyards. Very vibrant, crisp and flavoursome, it shows moderate complexity and good freshness and vigour. Due to frosts, the 2003 was blended from Gimblett Gravels (50 per cent) and other, bought-in Hawke's Bay grapes, and fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks and seasoned oak barrels. It's a full-flavoured, fairly high-acid wine, fresh and crisp, with citrusy, slightly limey and buttery flavours and a subtle twist of oak.
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