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 a green hue. Lovely aromas of citrus blossom, lime, jasmine and the faintest hint of fresh honey. Subtle flavours of fresh lime and grapefruit are balanced with a fine chalky texture that is reminiscent of the stones and limestone within the vineyard. Finishes dry, fresh and long.

  • Warm, dry, excellent

    Brix:   22.1 average 
    Production level: 98 hl/ha
    Hand harvested: 15%

  • Whole bunch:  15%    
    Destemmed:  85%    
    Fermentation vessel:    Combination of French oak cuves, barriques and stainless steel tanks
    Fermentation:    Inoculated and indigenous
    Barrel type:    French oak barrique
    New barrel %:   2
    Maturation:  5 months  
    Fining:    Yes
    Filtration:   Yes
    Bottled:    Oct-14

    WINE ANALYSIS

     
    Alcohol:    12.6
    Residual sugar:    2.7 g/l
    pH:    3.21
    Acidity: 7.2 g/l
     

  • Date: June 2015
    Publication: Wine Spectator
    92 Points
    “The fleshy peach and nectarine flavors are ripe, juicy and appealing, with fresh fennel, grapefruit zest, jasmine and mineral accents. Generous, supple and refreshing, presenting terrific intensity on the finish."