Charismatic founder Tim Turvey was not to be discouraged when told the site at Te Awanga in Hawkes Bay was 'too cold to grow grapes'. He went ahead and planted anyway, and 25 years on and we're glad he did.
Happy to plant a wide range of grape varieties, and to experiment with techniques in the winery, Clearview make wines worth hunting down.
An ultra-premium wine.
Made from a seleciton of grapes from 24 year old vines and aged from three years in French oak barriques. Predictably very oaky but supported by intense fruit flavours.
Strong nutty yeast lees and spicy oak with peach, grapefruit and some mineral fruit characters.
A heroic chardonnay that will age well.