Testify is the limited release, made only in the best vintages label of Decibel Wines. Decibel Wines is the project of winemaker Daniel Brennan, who moved to New Zealand to make wine after falling in love with the Martinborough Pinot Noirs that he first tasted at his family's restaurant in Philadelphia.
"The latest in our premium Testify range is delicious on release, but those with patience to cellar will be rewarded in years to come. At present the nose is a harmony of white nectarine and the oak-influenced aromas of miso caramel and charred pineapple. Those who love the aromatic complexity of chardonnay will be in their element with a glass of this to hand. The palate is ripe and rich with a brilliantly resolved acidity that sparkles like the crunch of a flaky salt crystal. The fruit is ever-present with layers of nectarine, pineapple, stewed Granny Smith apples, and the smoky oak wafting through. A chardonnay for the ages.
What a blessing it is to be able to make Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Internationally, folks are still coming to appreciate NZ Chardonnay and specifically Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. But folks in NZ know it’s the best, particularly from certain sites, like we have the honour of sourcing from in Te Awanga. Like Pinot Noir, the great Chardonnays of the world are wines of tension. Hawke’s Bay and this Te Awanga site provides this with its sun-drenched fruit coupled with the cool nights and long growing season. This results in a luscious Chardonnay that finishes with great acidity and freshness." -- Winery