This highly enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc is filled with nectarine, grapefruit and rockmelon characters with an elegant lime zest lift. The palate is generous and flavoursome with excellent fruit intensity, beautifully structured by juicy acidity. It is long and attractive on the finish.
The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel and older french oak barriques to maximise fruit intensity and texture. Four to eight months on yeast lees helped create a rich palate and complexity.
Our Maraekakaho Vineyard is planted on an ancient river terrace that was formed by the Ngaruroro River which now flows around 60 meters below the vineyard. With its headwaters in the Kaweka Ranges to the west of Hawkes Bay, the river has created the landscapes through glacial melts, floods and droughts over the last few hundred thousand years. The old terraces that remain are made up of greywacke (a compressed sandstone) boulders and gravels from the ranges, and a topsoil borne of windblown loess, volcanic ash and humus created by ancient forests and vegetation.
The arrival of the New Year brought with it the long, hot, sunny summer days with moderate-cool nights for perfect ripening conditions, whilst preserving fresh acidity. Superb harvest climatic conditions provided the luxury of optimal picking decisions not hurried by the threat of rain. The result is an outstanding year for our Hawke’s Bay wines. Yields are slightly down, but with exceptional quality across all varieties. Full flavour and tannin ripeness in reds, with moderate alcohol levels. Acid retention and exciting flavour spectrums in whites.
Te Awanga Estate is a family-owned wine business. It was borne out of a love of making wine and of the place we call home, Hawke’s Bay. In 2006 we began searching out great vineyard sites that would eventually supply the grapes to make the great wines of the future. We have an enduring purpose: to grow, harvest and craft world-class wines. And smile while doing it.
|Cultivar||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
12.5% alc vol
|Units of alcohol per bottle||9.4 units|
|Cellaring Potential||For immediate enjoyment|
|Allergen Information||Contains Sulphites|
|Dietary Information||Vegan & Vegetarian approved|
Seafood, Salads, Spicy food