Monowai `Winemaker's Selection` Pinot Gris 2015 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay.

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Overview

This specially selected blend was produced from fruit from our own vineyard which was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented between 12-15°C with yeast selected to maximise the natural fruit flavours. The wine was left sur lie to add complexity and enhance the richness of the wine.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Golden yellow with a slight blush

Aroma

Peach, pear and floral characters come together in this Pinot Gris.

Palate

On the palate, aging sur lie has given a rounded palate which is balanced with a lively acidity.

Cellaring

A wine suitable for drinking now, its freshness and acidity will ensure its longevity.

Food Matching

Perfect as an aperitif, with spicy food or great with blue cheese and pear.

Medals & Trophies

4 Stars - Sam Kim

Bronze Medal - New York International Wine Competition 2016

Vintage
2015
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
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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