Hop Kiln 2015 Chardonnay
The English and German immigrants who arrived in Nelson in the 1800's found the sheltered coastal area the ideal host for their beloved hops.
More latterly hop gardens have given ground to vineyards as winemakers take advantage of Nelson's long sunshine hours and cool nights to produce intense, expressive wines enjoyed throughout the world. Hop Kiln wines are single vineyard wines grown in the Upper Moutere valley. The vines grow amongst an old Hop Kiln - ̴Ì_a study of the land's past and present use.
Tasting notes: Gentle overtures of buttery vanilla and ripe grapefruit with freshness on the finished palate.