Monowai `Winemaker's Selection` Chardonnay 2017 (12 x 750mL) Hawkes Bay, NZ

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Winemaker Emma Lowe and viticulturist Marcelo Nunez developed their winemaking skills on both sides of the Pacific Ocean –in New Zealand and Chile.

They have used these skills to pioneer the wine growing district of Crownthorpe in Hawke’s Bay, establishing their stunning vineyard and winery on the banks of the Ngaruroro River where they craft outstanding premium cool-climate wines.

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

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

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Winemaker Emma Lowe and viticulturist Marcelo Nunez developed their winemaking skills on both sides of the Pacific Ocean –in New Zealand and Chile.

They have used these skills to pioneer the wine growing district of Crownthorpe in Hawke’s Bay, establishing their stunning vineyard and winery on the banks of the Ngaruroro River where they craft outstanding premium cool-climate wines.

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

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

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

Winery Tasting Notes

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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 from its vintage.

Food Matching

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

Winery Profile

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Hawke’s Bay Winery of the Year – 2016 New York InternationalWine Competition

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.They planted their first vines in 2002 and produced their first wine in 2005. The Monowai label was launched in 2007.The Monowai name refers to the single expanse of ocean that separates their homelands. Literally, it means one water, which the couple has adopted as the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and Chile, Marcelo’s homeland.Emma and Marcelo opted to plant five varieties best suited to the microclimate of the site, which are now well established. Their vineyard operations are managed by Marcelo.The varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir.Emma built her own winery on site using the latest technologies from her experience around the world and, as Monowai’s chief winemaker, she runs the winery with the help of one assistant. They process over 220 million tonnes of grapes annually to produce their own range of Monowai wine.

  • Monowai Estate wine accolades in recent times include:
    • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Commended Winner International Wine Challenge 2017
    • 2015 Chardonnay Bronze Medal Winner International Wine Challenge 2017
    • 2015 Monowai Pinot Noir Rosé 89 Points Bob Campbell
    • 2015 Monowai Pinot Noir Rosé 4 stars Raymond Chan
    • 2015 Monowai Pinot Noir Rosé 4 Stars Sam Kim
    • 2015 Monowai Sauvignon Blanc 3.5 stars Sam Kim
    • 2015 Monowai Merlot 4 stars Sam Kim
    • 2015 Monowai Pinot Gris 4 stars Sam Kim
    • 2014 Monowai Chardonnay 4 stars Sam Kim
    • 2014 Monowai Pinot Gris rated 93 Points Bob Campbell
    • 2013 Monowai Merlot 90 Points Bob Campbell
    • 2013 Pinot Gris 91 Points Bob Campbell
    • 2013 Pinot Gris Silver Award Winner Tower Club Awards 2016, Singapore.
View Monowai website

Other Information

  • 2017 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • NZ - Hawke's Bay, Imported
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