Wairiki The Matriarch Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $29

A rather sexy chardonnay from possibly the newest and tiniest winery you’ve never heard of. Scented with creme caramel, soft peach, almond and grapefruit pith, the palate is fresh, soothing and edged with citrus. Grown high on the ancient, free-draining Ngaruroro River terraces, west of Hastings, this chardonnay is medium bodied, beautifully balanced and packed with personality.