Black Cottage Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2022 $18

Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Celebration Salmon pie in the NZ Herald July 15th 2023

Chardonnay is 100% my go-to for anything salmony. There’s just something about the clean, peachy, citrus-laced characters in chardonnay which snuggle up to salmon sensationally well. This new release from Black Cottage has classic Hawke’s Bay lemony freshness, grapefruit pith characters and clean, creamy complexity on its softly toasty peachy finish. It also pairs perfectly with the lemony, horseradish heat of the sauce and the buttery pastry it’s packaged in. Nicely crafted.