Hawke’s Bay lies on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The region enjoys dry summers with moderate, cool nights. This wine reflects a single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc which was grown inland on the elevated terraces (600-700ft above sea level) of the Crownthorpe sub-region of Hawke’s Bay. This sub region of Hawke’s Bay enjoys long, strong sunlight hours but is slightly cooler than the coastal plains of Hawke’s Bay, making it most suitable for growing Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was picked early enough to maintain solid acidity and primary fruit flavours and aromas. This vineyard is 100% sustainably certified.
Limestone and volcanic silt
After harvest in late March the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks using two different yeasts in co-fermentation. Frequent stirring was done throughout fermentation and post fermentation allowing the solids to flesh out the mid-palate. The wine was then cold settled and stabilized before bottling under screw-cap to maintain the bright fruit and aromatics gained from the young New Zealand soils.
Screw cap, Vegan
Rich and intense passionfruit with hints of elderflower and gooseberry, citrus and honeysuckle. Some autolysis characteristics remain with richness on the back-nose giving more headier notes. The front palate is lively with crisp peach notes, a soft mid-palate of honey dew and fresh stone fruit racing towards the finish with a lingering, chalky textural note on the cheeks giving a zesty finish.