The Supernatural Sauvignon Blanc
The flavours are up-front and mouthfilling, the palate carried by some alcoholic power. This has a firmness to the grainy phenolic textures, with integrated acidity lending drive, carrying the wine to a long, sweet finish with nuances of herbs and bitter stonefruits. This is a full, flavoursome and weighty Sauvignon Blanc with a solid, grainy core and concentrated green stonefruit and herb flavours.
- Raymond Chan
Tasting Note: Smoky and spicy notes are characteristic of the site, along with richness and texture we encourage with skin and lees contact. The 2014 wine has a beautiful mix of ripe tropical fruits and citrus on the nose with a hint of cream and lemon meringue. It is full and generous in the mouth with a lovely texture ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ lemon curd, apricot and ripe melon flavours pair with a long crisp citrus finish.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is by Pellenc Selectiv Process with selective head harvester which ensures high quality of fruit while excluding all other materials. Six hours soaking on skins before gentle pressing. Settled overnight at 15̴åÁC before racking off heavy lees while maintaining contact with light lees. Fermented with indigenous yeast at cool temperatures. Extensive lees contact and stirring for six months. Prepared for bottling with a minimal sulphur addition. Unfined, lightly filtered.
17.5/20 Raymond Chan
Alcohol Volume: 14.3%
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Technical: 14.3%alc | 6.7TA | 3.3pH | 3.2g/L RS | FSO2 26mg/L | TSO2 65mg/L
Production: 333 doz