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 Estate ME Wairarapa rosé 2020

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa rosé 2020 $13 For starters the colour of this rosé is BEYOND glorious.  How to describe it?  It almost glows in the dark, it’s so luminously pink, it’s practically Pantone 673.  Scented with creaming soda, candy floss and raspberry buns and delectably dry on the palate.  Raspberry, cherry, white pepper and … 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 Wild Holly Pinot Noir 2019 $45

February 12, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Wild Holly Pinot Noir 2019 $45 (to be released) Crafted by winemaker Ben McNab, this new vintage of the ‘Wild Holly’ is a step off the footpath and into the rugged, tufty, terrain on the outside of the norm.  Whole clusters of hand-harvested berries were sorted, gently transferred to an open-top fermenter, then punched-down … 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 Estate ME Wairarapa Rosé 2019

June 27, 2019By Yvonne

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa Rosé 2019 $19.99 Ultra-pretty in the glass, like bright, sparkly watermelon and raspberry-coloured, and while you’re sidetracked looking at it, the perfume of wild redcurrant and strawberry will sneak up and seduce you.  SO mouthfilling and satisfying – it’s a fruit fest of plum, guava, buckets of berries, juicy spices and … 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