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

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$167.88 per case
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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

Vintage
2014
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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2016 Hawke's Bay Winery of the Year

People

A dedicated couple working and living their dream...

New Zealand winemaker Emma Lowe & Chilean vineyard manager Marcelo Nunez travelled from Chile to the foothills of the Kaweka Ranges to establish their vineyard and winery. The couple selected a site on the banks of the Ngaruroro River in Crownthorpe, a cooler, higher altitude district of the Hawke's Bay. Here they live and work, hand crafting fine wines exclusively from grapes grown on their 22ha vineyard.

Emma graduated with a degree in winemaking from Adelaide University (Australia) and has since made wines in Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, France, Chile and New Zealand. Marcelo has been extensively involved in both viticulture and winemaking in Chile and New Zealand.

Vineyard

Monowai Estates 22 ha vineyard is located on the northern banks of the Ngaruroro River in Hawke's Bay's Crownthorpe district.

The soil type is free draining red gravel with a thin top layer of silt loam. Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are planted, which are ideally suited to these soils and climate.

The grapevines are trained to increase fruit intensity and consistency. Hand thinning ensures low yields and leaf plucking maximizes sunlight and air movement through the vines.

Winery

The Monowai winery was commissioned in 2005. It has been designed with premium production in mind.

Emma drew on her extensive experience of working in many wineries around the world to design the ideal winery for Monowai's requirements. This includes four separate temperature controlled barrel rooms and temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to control fermentation, maximising varietal characteristics. The winery design allows for minimum labour input to ensure Emma has total control over the entire winemaking process.

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