Monowai `Winemaker's Selection` Chardonnay 2014 (12 x 750mL), Hawkes Bay.

This specially selected blend was crafted from fruit selectively harvested from our vineyard at optimum ripeness, gently pressed and fermented between 12-15°C to maximise freshness and aroma. 60% was fermented in Oak barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation while the other 40% was aged sur lie in stainless tanks to retain fruit freshness. A portion of this Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing in French Oak barrels.

Overview

This specially selected blend was crafted from fruit selectively harvested from our vineyard at optimum ripeness, gently pressed and fermented between 12-15°C to maximise freshness and aroma. 60% was fermented in Oak barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation while the other 40% was aged sur lie in stainless tanks to retain fruit freshness. A portion of this Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing in French Oak barrels.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale gold

Aroma

Aromas of ripe peach abound in this pale gold wine, with subtle undertones of buttery oak adding layers of complexity.

Palate

A balance of fresh fruit, malolactic and oak influences have resulted in a full bodied wine with stonefruit flavours, buttery, nutty notes and a hint of citrus

Cellaring

Delicious for drinking right now, this wine has the potential to cellar for another 5 years.

Food Matching

This smooth Chardonnay would be the perfect match for a creamy pasta dish, or lemon baked chicken.

Medals & Trophies

4 Stars - Raymond Chan

4 Stars - Sam Kim

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