Another Gold for the te Pa Chard
Our te Pa 2020 Chardonnay continues its winning streak, taking out another gold medal - this time in the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition.
We're delighted to receive another prestigious accolade for this special wine, particularly after taking out the title of Champion Chardonnay and Champion White Wine of the Show, with 96 points, a gold medal, and a spot in the Top 50, at the New World Wine Awards last month.
Our chief winemaker Sam Bennett describes the acclaimed te Pa Chardonnay below:
"This complex Chardonnay has enticing undertones of smoky driftwood, almond pastry, and a spicy musk which weaves in and around the vibrant citrus blossom and stone fruit aromatics.
A limey acidity, paired with a creamy, yet mineral inspired palate sits perfectly alongside the finest oak layers. An intriguingly moreish drop."
This stunning multi-awarded Chardonnay is available here through New World's online wine store and in-store nationwide (while stocks last).
About the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition
For the competition, over 240 of New Zealand’s best wines were judged blind over two days by a panel of judges, headed by Jim Harré, Chair of Judges.
The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition is part of the New Zealand Agricultural Show run by the Canterbury A&P Association.
This is the 19th year of the competition and the new name (formerly known as the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition) reflects the change from an aromatic wine competition to one that included all varieties of wine and welcomed international wines.