Vidal Wines of Hawkes Bay was founded over 100 years ago .
They produce pure varietal wines which New Zealand is famed for.We tasted
Vidal Estate Chardonnay 2014
Reserve Chardonnay 2015
Legacy Chardonnay 2014
Estate Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Reserve Syrah 2013
Legacy Syrah 2011
Hugh Crichton , (Vidal’s head winemaker since 2006 who has previously worked at Chateau Soutard Grand Cru Classe in St Emillion and Donnafugata in Italy) had us all totally captivated , his passion clear for all to see . The quality of the wines shone through.
Wine of the night
Legacy Chardonnay 2014 -This is right up there with top Premier Cru Burgundy and has the awards to show for it.
Complex , toasty, smoky, beautiful crisp acidity with a long finish and lush mouthfeel .