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Kia ora from New Zealand! We’re Hãhã wines – one of the most innovative wine companies in NZ (Seriously! We won awards for it at NZ Wine Tech 2015 & Food Tech 2016).
Hãhã is a Mãori word which means savoury and luscious.
Our wines are a toast to the full-flavoured goodness of Aotearoa, New Zealand:
grown with love, created with confidence and selected with passion.
What do we offer?
Our clever winemakers and awesome growers create some stunning – but great value – wines, including Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Brut Cuvee NV, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris and Merlot.
These are wines that you can proudly share whether you’re looking for a cheeky crowd-pleaser, a food-lovers favourite, or to raise a smile after a stressful day.
The end result is a range of charming, affordable and outstanding quality wines made with open minds, and open hearts, from a beautiful country of open places.
So what do they actually taste like?
Incredible! Our wines are styled in a beautiful fruit-forward style with complexity, texture and elegant layering. And we’re confident that they punch well above their weight.
,BEST BUY, Cuisine Magazine, Oct 2017:
Hãhã’s sparkling wine made its debut last year. A 50/50 chardonnay-pinot noir blend, it’s a smart wine. Toasty, stonefruit flavours come to the fore, while distinctive, stony, chardonnay notes play in the background. “A lengthy, lovely expression,” noted John Saker.
, 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: Delightfully drinkable, this appealing sparkling wine is made from two classic Champagne grapes, chardonnay and pinot noir, and delivers citrus and stone fruit characters with hints of floral and yeast complexity. The palate is lively and finely textured, and finishes long and refreshing. , 17.5/20, Raymond Chan: Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and aromatic with flavours of white stonefruits, citrus fruits and florals, expressed directly, with a degree of refinement. This is a fresh, aromatic sparkling wine with stonefruit, citrus and nutty flavours and a fine, dry finish. , Winestate magazine: On the nose, low intensity with a touch of salt water and slightly smokey notes, bread and citrus. The palate has good acidity with citrus, bread, almond and slightly bitter finish.
, BEST BUY, Cuisine Magazine Jan 2018:
This 2016 is looking very smart. It has moved into the stonefruit flavour spectrum, with ripe peach and Mirabelle plum flavours prominent, along with some suggestions of tropical fruit. Attractive ripe acidity plays a big role, the finish is long and balanced.
, 93/100, Sam Kim Wine Orbit: Youthful, bright and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows feijoa, white stone fruit, lime zest and passionfruit aromas, leading to a concentrated and focused palate that is lively and vibrant. The wine offers excellent fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully framed by juicy acidity. A delightful sauvignon offering plenty of delectable flavours.
Decanter Magazine Highly Recommended 90 points
, Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: This is a consistently good buy. Grown in the Wairau and Waihopai valleys, the 2016 vintage (****) was mostly handled in tanks; 3 per cent of the blend was barrel-fermented. Crisp and punchy, it’s a ripely herbaceous wine, with very good intensity of passionfruit/lime flavours, crisp and dry (2 grams/litre residual sugar). Fine value.
, 17.5/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews: A gently voluminous nose with subtly packed, dense aromas of gooseberry fruit harmoniously melded with passionfruit notes and hints of tropical fruits. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features vibrant and tightly bound flavours of gooseberries, tropical fruits, white florals and fresh herbs.
, 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
The wine shows lovely youthful fruit notes of fresh pear, stone fruit and lemon peel with a subtle floral lift on the nose. The palate is juicy and smooth, and offers silky mouthfeel and appealing fruit flavours, leading to a delightfully crisp finish. Pristine and vibrant, the wine is very approachable and likeable.
, Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: The 2016 vintage (****) offers fine value. Grown in ‘the high country of Hawke’s Bay’, it was fermented and lees-stirred in tanks. Freshly aromatic, it is a medium-bodied, clearly varietal wine with vibrant peach, pear and spice flavours, strong, off-dry (8 grams/litre residual sugar) and finely balanced for early enjoyment.
, 17.0+/20, Raymond Chan: The nose is fresh, tightly bound and elegantly presented with aromas of white stonefruits along with a gentle amalgam of honeysuckle and herbs, unfolding minerally lees elements in the glass. The mouthfeel is youthfully fresh with lacy acidity providing energy, and carrying to a moderately rich finish of honeysuckle and hints of exotic florals. This is an elegantly rich and bright, off-dry Pinot Gris with white stonefruits and florals, and good freshness.
Cuisine Magazine, Sep 2017
86/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
This is a soft, creamy and nicely rounded chardonnay, offering appealing flavours of stone fruit, tropical fruit, mandarin and subtle vanilla. The wine is silky and easy going, and delivers pristine fruit characters with beautifully integrated acidity, finishing long and smooth.
Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: The 2016 vintage (3.5*) is still unfolding. Partly oak-aged, it is full-bodied, fresh and youthful, with good depth of vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours, showing a touch of complexity, and a smooth, dry finish.
89 points, Cameron Douglas, MS: Classic old school aromas of Chardonnay with a peaches and cream bouquet showing off vanilla tones of oak and ripeness as well as a fresh cool stone mineral feel of Marlborough. On the palate – crisp, fruity and dry with flavours of lemon and tangerine, white peach and oak with vanilla and mild toasty oak moments; balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2022.
90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: The fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, floral, vanilla and toasted almond characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is juicy and beautifully rounded, and delivers attractive fruit intensity and silky texture, elegantly framed by smooth tannins.
Medium-bodied, the palate has gently concentrated flavours of ripe dark-red cherry and berry fruit with nuances of plums and savoury herbs. This has good presence and body, the flavours smoothly filling the palate and forming a rounded heart. The fruit is framed by fine, grainy tannin structure with fresh acidity providing energy and drive. The structure carries the flavours to a sustained, rounded finish. This is a gently full and rounded Pinot Noir with rich, dark berry fruit and a grainy textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 4+ years. Clones 777, 667 and 115, the fruit from the Awatere Valley, hand-picked and fermented to 13.0% alc., 70% of the wine aged 12 months in French oak.
, 87/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
Ripe, bright and fragrant, the inviting nose shows dark plum, blueberry, floral and subtle nutty characters. The palate is medium-full-bodied and juicy, and displays appealing fruit intensity together with rounded mouthfeel and supple texture. It is youthful and approachable, and offers plenty of tasty flavours.
Michael Cooper, ONZM: Offering fine value, the 2016 vintage (3.5*) is deep ruby, mouthfilling and supple. Made in a ‘fruit-driven’ style, it’s a very harmonious wine, with good depth of fresh, ripe plum and red berry flavours, showing a touch of complexity, and lots of drink-young appeal.
, 85/100, Bob Campbell, MW
, 16.5/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews: This has a softly full and gently concentrated nose with well-packed aromas of black plums with dark-red berry fruits, nuances of fruit-cake, spices and dark herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate has moderately deep and soft flavours of black plums, spiced fruit-cake and herbs.
“Berries? Check. Plum? Check. Truckloads of spices? Check. Rib-sticking length of flavour? That’s a check too. Basically, this is a warming, cuddly, fabulously tongue-fuzzing, multi-tasking merlot that’ll please the crowds and win friends and influence people. Your wallet will remain calm too. Sip with: slivers of prosciutto.” Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Herald
, 90/100 & Top Drops Aug 2017, Bob Campbell MW
, Winestate Magazine
, 88/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: A lovely elegant expression, the fragrant bouquet shows red cherry, cranberry, toasted almond and floral characters. The palate is nicely rounded and juicy, and displays attractive fruit intensity and smooth texture, leading to a lingering silky finish. The wine offers immediate appeal.
, 17/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews:
Bright, light golden-yellow colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is fresh with softly full aromas of white stonefruits entwined with nutty oak and flinty lees elements, along with creamy barrel suggestions.
, 86/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: The appealing bouquet shows nectarine, orange peel, cream and toasted almond characters. The palate delivers attractive fruit intensity and supple mouthfeel, nicely supported by fine texture and refreshing acidity. This is well balanced and composed, and offers lovely drinking.
, Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: Drinking well in its youth, the 2016 vintage (3.5*) was partly oak-aged. Light yellow/green, it is full-bodied and dry, with fresh, ripe, stonefruit flavours to the fore, toasty and buttery notes adding a touch of complexity, and good depth. Fine value.
86 points – Cameron Douglas, MS: Fruity and quite bold with aromas of baked stone fruits, apple and oak influence – mild kitchen spices and toasty wood layer. On the palate – a little different from what the nose suggests with more grapefruit and citrus led flavours, crisp acidity and stony soil layer.
, 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
Fresh and beautifully lifted, the inviting bouquet shows rockmelon, citrus, watermelon and raspberry aromas, followed by a lively palate that is juicy and tasty the wine is pristine and refreshing, and offers excellent drinking.
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