Monowai Pinot Gris 2016

Tasting Notes

A golden straw colour, the aroma of this wine exudes honey, lychee and pear. The rich pear flavour comes through on the palate with notes of honey and citrus. Aging sur lie adds palate weight and complexity while a balanced acidity gives this wine length and freshness.

Winemaker's Notes

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 Pinot Gris.

Region: Hawke's Bay


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

Food Match

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

Other Vintages

Monowai Pinot Gris 2021

Monowai Pinot Gris 2014
Monowai Pinot Gris 2015

Monowai Pinot Gris 2018