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  • Leeward Chardonnay 2021

Leeward Chardonnay 2021

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Vintage: 2021

Variety: Leeward Chardonnay

Region: Bay of Islands, Northland

Harvest Dates: 2nd to the 9th of February 2021

Bottled: 14th February 2022

43 cases produced


55% Block 1 / 18% Block 6/ 25% Block 5/ 2% Block 4

Wine Analysis: pH 3.33   TA 5.3 g/L   RS 1.9 g/L      Alcohol 13.3%

Crush Analysis: pH 3.08 - 3.18      TA 6.6 – 8.17       Brix 21.7 to 22.5


Tasting Notes:


Given the unique nature of each of our hillside blocks along with the diversity of Chardonnay clones planted here, Paroa Bay produces a multitude of contrasting flavor profiles in each fruit parcel. We take full advantage of this in the winery and craft two completely different styles of Chardonnay. Windward is our powerful, rich and endearing flagship, and Leewood is its instantly appealing, lush, calm and refreshing alter ego. 


Fruit for this wine is whole bunch pressed straight to a small squat steel vessel before being allowed to ferment spontaneously. The wine sits on yeast lees for ten months without malolactic fermentation. The wine is then stabilized before bottling.


Lime gold in colour. Freshly cut pineapple lifts out of the glass, shortly joined by sweet peach and white blossom. Subtle aromas of sea spray and dry hay evolve with time. The palate in well-rounded and refreshing with roasted apricot, honey toast and cream.


An everyday style Chardonnay that reflects and endears itself to our coastal climate.

  • Wine received damaged upon delivery will be replaced or fully refunded. Requesting to kindly take some photos on arrival if such an incident occurs.

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