sacred hill chardonnaySACRED Hill’s newly released Orange Label Chardonnay and Pinot Noir showcase the fruit of the stellar 2014 vintage. Sacred Hill Managing Director David Mason says the wines from this vintage are very special given the quality and value they represent.

“With our Orange Label range we aim to produce tempting, quality wines from specially selected vineyards in Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough that are ideal to share with family and friends” Mason says.

“The conditions we were blessed with in 2014 have resulted in an Orange Label Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that punch well above their weight and won’t break the bank. They are well worth taking time out to savour.”

Sacred Hill senior winemaker Tony Bish says these new releases represent two of Sacred Hill’s most popular varietals from an amazing vintage. He describes the fruit for the Orange Label Chardonnay, which comes from Sacred Hill’s iconic Riflemans vineyard in Hawke’s Bay, as sublime in 2014, with fruit intensity.

The 2014 Pinot Noir shows the benefits of a warm, dry Marlborough spring and summer and an early harvest when fruit flavour and acid balance were at their finest.

Both wines were gently handled to preserve fruit intensity and develop texture, enhanced by a fine French oak influence.