Monowai Chardonnay 2015

Tasting Notes

A rich, full bodied wine. Aromas are of stone fruits with buttery oak adding layers of complexity. A balance of fresh fruit, malolactic and oak influences have resulted in a wonderfully balanced palate, underscored by buttery, nutty notes and a hint of citrus.

Winemaker's Notes

Fruit was selectively harvested 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 wine underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels.

Region: Hawke's Bay
Alcohol: 13.5%  pH: 3.45  RS: <2g/L  
TA: 5.7g/L  

Cellaring

Delicious for drinking right now, this wine has the potential to cellar for another 5 years over which it will develop an added richness and complexity.

Food Match

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

Other Vintages

Monowai Chardonnay 2016
Monowai Chardonnay 2014
Monowai Chardonnay 2013