Monowai Chardonnay 2016

Tasting Notes

A rich gold coloured wine with vibrant aromas of ripe stone fruit, orange zest and notes of toasty oak. Delicate balancing of fruit flavours, malolactic and oak influences have created a smooth, full bodied wine. Delicious ripe peach flavours abound on the palate, complimented by buttery, nutty notes and a hint of citrus which lends balance and length.

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.

Region: Hawke's Bay
Alcohol: 13%  pH: 3.4  RS: <2g/L  
TA: 5.6g/L  


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 2018
Monowai Chardonnay 2019
Monowai Chardonnay 2015
Monowai Chardonnay 2014
Monowai Chardonnay 2013