Sauvignon Blanc, Te Muna Road Vineyard

Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
From the lower terrace of our Te Muna Road Vineyard in Martinborough, this wine is sourced exclusively from several parcels of vines growing on a stony, limestone influenced soil adjacent to the Huangarua River.

Intervention in the cellar is minimal out of care and respect for characters of the vineyard, resulting in a wine with a distinctive fine, soft, chalky texture and great elegance.

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  • Pale straw colour with green hues. Fresh aromatics of white flowers, jasmine, nectarine and lime. The palate is rich and wonderfully complex with an array of tropical fruits, refreshing acidity and a long chalky finish.

  • Warm, dry, excellent

    Brix:   21.2 average 
    Production level: 75 hl/ha
    Hand harvested: 15%


  • Whole bunch:  15%    
    Destemmed:  85%    
    Fermentation vessel:    French oak cuves, barriques and stainless steel tanks
    Fermentation:    Inoculated and indigenous
    Barrel type:    French oak barrique
    New barrel %:   0
    Maturation:  5 months  
    Fining:    Yes
    Filtration:   Yes
    Bottled:    Oct-13


    Alcohol:    13.1
    Residual sugar:    1.9g/l
    pH:    3.13
    Acidity: 6.6g/l

  • Date: May 2014
    Publication: Wine Orbit
    93 Points, 5 Stars
    “This is far removed from the typical fruit-intense and overtly herbaceous Marlborough expression. It's elegantly fragrant on the nose displaying grapefruit, peach, feijoa and dill aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's rounded and refined. Excellent mid palate weight beautifully framed by bright acidity. Long and chalky on the finish. How good would this be with fresh seafood.”
    - Sam Kim

    Date: May 2014
    Publication: Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
    18.5 Points
    "Bright light straw colour with a hint of gold. The nose is elegant in proportion with lush and mouthwatering aromas of ripe and aromatic gooseberry fruit lifted with hints of exotic tropical and green stonefruits. Oaking is very subtle and integral. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, sweetly lush and ripe flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruits form a juicy amalgam on palate. Subtle layers of smoke, oak and nutty elements add detail and interest. The mouthfeel is smooth flowing with fine phenolic textures underlining the fruit, carrying the wine to a harmonious, lingering finish. This is a rich-fruited and balanced Sauvignon with subtle complexities."
    -  Raymond Chan