Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

May 21, 2021By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 I can always count on Miles Dineen to craft honkingly stonkingly good wines, and whenever his employer, Matahiwi, release a Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, I’m all over it like a trendy, weighted blanket from Briscoes. Showing roast peach and nectarine notes, a tweak of grilled grapefruit and toasted cashew … Read More

Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

May 11, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $22 (normally $31.99) As soon as the cap comes off the bottle and you begin to pour this into your glass, you’re hit with a cloud of concentrated stonefruit cuddled in buttered crumpets and toasted almonds.  It’s a lovely wine with fresh, buoyant acidity, creamy, nougat-like complexity, a solid … Read More

Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2019

May 4, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2019 $24 Matahiwi means ‘raised ridge’ in Maori, and it’s named for the landform on Paierua Road where the vineyard and winery are located. ‘Holly’ is a wine that I eagerly anticipate every year because it indicates a step up from Matahiwi’s normal chardonnay (and they’re always pretty impressive … Read More

Matahiwi Estate Holly Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

July 6, 2019By Yvonne

Matahiwi Estate Holly Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018 $42.99 If you’re not a fan of overcooked, overextracted pinot, then this may definitely appeal.  A classically-styled pinot noir with hints of tobacco and smoked cherry on the nose and palate, slippery and lush, lightly-structured, powdery tannins, and long, redcurrant and raspberry layers on the finish.  www.matahiwi.co.nz

Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

July 5, 2019By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018 $45 Do you know what’s freaky? If you look at the dark and sultry image of smoke and blossoms on the label, then sniff this wine, your brain will be assailed with charred roses, graphite, baked berries and cocoa. Singling out pinot noir from their ‘home’ vineyard just … Read More

Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2018

July 2, 2019By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay 2018 $33 While the team at Matahiwi have been turning out cracking chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay for years now, the Holly South Series is all about celebrating their southern roots.  Grown in their ‘Home’ vineyard near the winery, just outside of Masterton, this chardonnay is richly structured, with punchy … Read More

Matahiwi Holly South Series Chardonnay 2017

August 11, 2018By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly South Series Chardonnay 2017 $33  The Holly South Series Chardonnay is from the southern Chardonnay planting in the ‘home’ vineyard at Matahiwi, just outside of Masterton. The vines were planted back in 2013 but it took 3 years before they were ready to produce enough fruit to make into a wine. So this … Read More