Monowai Pinot Noir 2016

Tasting Notes

A deep red wine, aromas are of ripe cherry fruit, raspberries and spice. The ripe fruit flavours come through on the palate with toast and spice undertones a layer of complexity. A delicate balance of acidity and tannin make this a wine which will age gracefully.

Winemaker's Notes

Fruit from low-yielding vines was selectively harvested, gently crushed and chilled for a pre-fermentation cold soak to extract colour and fruit flavour. The must was then warmed, inoculated with selected yeast and fermented over 7 days to dryness with a daily routine of traditional hand plunging to maximise tannin extraction. After pressing the wine was matured for 10 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels.

Region: Hawke's Bay

Cellaring

This is a very approachable wine for drinking today but with enough structure and richness to develop very well over the next ten years.

Food Match

This rich red wine is perfect for drinking with venison steak or roast duck.

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