About

Rod McDonald Trademark Chardonnay

A wine made with future complexity at its heart.  Rod says “This is where the story starts. In 1993 I arrived in Hawke’s Bay with a love for making wine and everything I owned packed into the boot of a small car. The plan was to figure out where to plant the best small vineyards as the first step towards unlocking the full potential of Chardonnay & Syrah grown and raised in Hawke’s Bay. We’re up to four so far.”

Taste
Struck stone and flint on the nose with lemon curd, stonefruit and a layered lees influence. Supple and seamless with a lingering finish.

Alcohol:

13%

Grape varieties:

Chardonnay

About the Producer

Rod McDonald Wines is a family-owned wine business born out of a love of making wine and of the place they call home, Hawke’s Bay. Winemaker Rod McDonald spent nine years as winemaker at Vidal Estate in Hawke’s Bay and was awarded New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2006. He left later that ...
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