Cypress Terraces Chardonnay, 2016, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Born from the most unique soil complex in the world. So there.
Cypress's 100% barrel fermented tipple is one of the top chardonnays in New Zealand. It's been turning the heads of wine fledglings and wine geeks alike. Born from the most unique soil complex in the world - volcanic soil mixed with limestone, tastes like peaches, apricot, and cream.
The Lawson family founded Cypress 16 years ago. The rare hillside vineyard lies in an otherwise incredibly flat landscape. Also, the winery is in the famous Gimblett Gravels sub-region, which has similar soils to the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Here's an interesting fact: New Zealand has a wide variety of climates, which can also be found in the Italian peninsula.