2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2020 Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Wines is the world’s first Māori owned wine company.

Tasting Notes 

Nose

This pure and bright Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has a vibrant fruit-driven nose bursting with citrus fruits and herbaceous characters.

Palate

On the palate luscious flavours of lemon zest and guava combine with notes of currant leaf and fresh bell pepper. Finely balanced with zesty acidity, an underlying minerality, and just a hint of residual sweetness this crisp and fresh wine leads to a perfectly long, dry, and persistent finish.

Viticulture

Grapes for this wine are grown on a range of both Kono owned sites and vineyards from dedicated growers located throughout the main viticultural areas of Marlborough. The Waihopai, Awatere, and Rapaura sub-regions are all represented in this blend, bringing a unique flavour profile to the finished wine.

The 2019/2020 growing season started with warm temperatures and above average rainfall leading to early flowering and a good fruit set. Temperatures over the summer were above average, with minimal rain falling from mid-December until well after harvest. March provided ideal harvest conditions with warm sunny days and cool clear nights allowing the grapes to develop to full physiological ripeness while still retaining crisp acidity in true Marlborough style. 

Vinification

Machine harvested grapes are transported to our winery located in Marlborough’s Awatere alley. Once at the winery the grapes are pressed in modern membrane presses, with both the free-run and harder pressings combined in stainless steel tanks then chilled and settled until clear. The juice is then racked and warmed before being inoculated with selected yeast cultures. The ferments are controlled through temperature manipulation and stopped with just a very small amount of residual sweetness. Blending occurs in early June, after which the resulting wine is stabilised and filtered without the need for fining, ready for bottling in early July. 


Producer

Kono, home of Tohu Wines, is a vertically integrated, family-owned Māori food and beverage producer – an artisan producer, and exporter of award-winning wine, cider, seafood, fruit and natural fruit bars. Tohu Wines is the world’s first Māori owned wine company. Since 1998, Tohu has focused on producing estate grown, single vineyard wines from New Zealand’s premier grape growing regions, while upholding respect and protection of the land for future generations.

Specifications

Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country New Zealand
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9.8 units
Type White Wine
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian Approved
Food Matches

Greenshell Mussels with garlic butter and toasted breadcrumbs

Appellation Marlborough