Hope Valley Chardonnay
Fermentation and experimentation, like fire and simple tools, are some of the most basic transformative processes that we can use in life that form the basis of human culture. This culture begins at the farm and binds a people to its lands and to its artisans. This requires, first and foremost, that we enter into an alchemical relationship with bacteria and fungi, and that we bring our tables food and wine prepared by the magicians, not machines. Colere wines are selected as a celebration of those leading lights and pathfinders of New Zealand wine who continue to develop their creativity in the winery and cultivate humility in the vinyard.