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Monowai Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

Description:

Ripe fruit aromas of tropical pineapple with a hint of white peach flow through to the palate with notes of passionfruit and citrus. Aging sur lie adds a rich texture and balanced acid ensures length and freshness.

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Ripe fruit aromas of tropical pineapple with a hint of white peach flow through to the palate with notes of passionfruit and citrus. Aging sur lie adds a rich texture and balanced acid ensures length and freshness.

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

Tasting Notes

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Aroma/Palate

Ripe fruit aromas of tropical pineapple with a hint of white peach flow through to the palate with notes of passionfruit and citrus. Aging sur lie adds a rich texture and balanced acid ensures length and freshness.

Cellaring Potential

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

Food Matching

Perfect as an aperitif or to accompany light seafood dishes.

Winemaking Note

Fruit from our own vineyard was harvested at optimum ripeness, free run and pressing juice was fermented separately between 12-15°C with yeast selected to maximise the natural fruit flavours. A portion of the wine was left sur lie to add complexity and enhance the richness of the wine. The parcels were then blended to achieve a fresh, full bodied Sauvignon Blanc.

Winery Information

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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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Other Information

  • 2011 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • NZ - Hawke's Bay, Imported
  • Screwcap closure
  • 12.5% alc.
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