Monowai Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Tasting Notes

A light golden green, the nose is one of tropical fruit aromas with a hint of gooseberry. On the palate flavours of white peach are underscored by notes of pineapple and lime. Aging sur lie adds a rich texture while the balanced acidity ensures 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 Sauvignon Blanc.

Region: Hawke's Bay
Alcohol: 12%  RS: 5g/L  


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

Food Match

Perfect as an aperitif or to accompany light seafoods

Awards & Reviews

Wine Orbit - 86/100

A friendly and attractive sauvignon, the gently fragrant bouquet shows white peach, mandarin and lemon peel with a hint of herbacous notes. It is juicy and smooth on the palate with attractive fruit intensity, finishing long and refreshing. At its best: now to 2017

Other Vintages

Monowai Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Monowai Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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