Monkey Bay Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price: $11.49
Item No. 97805

Winemaker's Notes

Light straw in color with brilliant clarity. This Chardonnay possesses a bouquet of ripe tropical fruit of grapefruit, melon, and peach balanced with a subtle, creamy texture and a crisp finish. This is a lightly oaked style with means lots of lovely fruit without being too heavy. With a fuller body, it's a great match for creamy pasta meals and freshly caught seafood.

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Learn About Monkey Bay

Legend has it that in the late 19th century, an Englishman visiting the Marlborough coast of New Zealand"s South Island reported seeing a monkey cavorting near a small bay within the larger (and now renowned) Cloudy Bay. Locals were skeptical because monkeys are not indigenous to New Zealand. The Brit, however, was adamant, so competing theories arose to explain the simian...

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Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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