Sip: Babich Irongate Chardonnay ’14

Babich Wines is launching their 100 year anniversary tour this year and they kicked it off last week with a succulent wine and food pairing at Euro.

Their story is incredible and you can never get bored of the tenacity, hard work and passion that the pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry had to make to turn it what it is today. Click here to find out how the Babich story started.

One of my favourite wines – and one of their flagship wines – is their iconic Irongate Chardonnay. As they are promoting all stories what makes the brand Babich, this is a great one to go with a really interesting wine.

The wine is named after the Irongate aquifer which is the largest in the southern hemisphere that runs for 25 meters below the stony soils in the Hawke’s Bay and can pump 400 liters a second!

2014 Irongate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay

“Like a golden warrior, it is stoic and yet full of character. The lean minerality makes it strong and valiant with enticing round edges and lush fruit flavours yet with an underlying complexity and intricacy that melds into the toasty and lingering finish.”


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