Hera is the Queen of the Olympian Gods. She is known as the protector of women, and the Goddess of marriage and birth. Hera is usually overshadowed by her husband Zeus. However, even before her marriage she ruled over the heavens and the Earth.
For this reason she is commonly referred to as ‘The Queen of the Heavens.’
Hera Chardonnay is a limited edition, barrel selection from our favoured French barrel Coopers. The handpicked grapes are sourced from low yielding, dry farmed, old vine Mendoza Chardonnay. The wine is barrel fermented in tight grained French oak by wild yeast and completes a 100% malolactic fermentation.
The powerful, lush 2022 vintage (5*) was grown in Gisborne’s Golden Triangle, handpicked, fermented with indigenous yeast and matured in French oak casks (35 per cent new). Light gold, it is a weighty, arrestingly savoury, concentrated and complex wine, with deep, ripe peachy, slightly spicy flavours and a rich well-rounded finish.
Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest, its already delicious.