2020 MOKOBlack Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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2020 MOKOBlack Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Classically aromatic with texture and breadth.

Moko Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir celebrate New Zealand’s culture in both the ancient and modern. Today New Zealand is also identified in the creation of its instantly recognisable style of aromatic Sauvignon Blanc and world-class Pinot Noir. Our relationship with established growers in the region allows us to capture wines of distinction that reflect Marlborough’s modern heritage and style.

Tasting Notes 

Nose

Zesty citrus with white stone fruits. 

Palate

Luscious, abundant gooseberry aromas follow through onto the palate where it explodes with a full on citrus zing that is balanced by fantastic texture. The finish is clean, crisp and refreshing. 

2020 MOKOBlack Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Production

The wine is dominated by 50% Awatere Valley fruit, with vineyards located on both sides of the river in three sub-regions. Soils on the south bank are deep silt loams and fertile, while the north bank sites are stony, shallow silt loams, and lighter in structure.

A dry and windy climate in this valley leads to small, thick-skinned berries with an emphasis on herbal intensity. Wairau Valley sites in the Rapaura district and the Southern Valleys make up much of the rest of the blend. These are warmer areas, and the soils vary between deep fertile loams, gravelly alluvium and clays. Fruit from these sites is often more tropical, with some ripe citrus characters.

Vines are all managed with vertical shoot positioning, and pruned to leave balanced bud numbers and crop levels consistent with individual site capacity. Picking decisions are made entirely on flavour, skin-contact is minimised and cool fermentations with neutral yeast in stainless steel tanks preserve the crisp, fresh varietal nature of the fruit.

Specifications

Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country New Zealand

Alcohol content

12.5% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9.4 units
Type White Wine
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian Approved
Food Matches

The bright, crisp Sauvignon is a perfect match with all sea beasties from delicate freshly caught seafood to rich and meaty barbecued king prawns.

Appellation Marlborough