Paritua Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $44.99

Every chardonnay lover under the sun will be skating, skedaddling, scootering and sprinting to get a bottle or twelve of this for their cellar as soon as they know how darn delicious it is. The Bridge Pa Triangle district, where this is grown, is fast becoming a hotspot for chardonnay and Syrah. It’s the iron-rich minerals in those deep, free-draining, ancient riverbed soils that lend such a signature style to chardonnay in particular. Golden and gorgeous and scented with roast nectarine, peach puree, grilled grapefruit and scorched citrus – it’s a rich, juicy, deliciously complex style that builds toasty complexity and a long, creamy finish. Love it!