Supernatural Green Glow Sauvignon Blanc 2015

$39.90 inc. GST

93/100 – Decanter
92/100 – James Suckling
91/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
90/100 – Rebecca Gibb MW
Top 10 – Metro Top 50 Wines 2020

“Kiwi Sauvignon takes on new garb here. The aromas span mango, papaya and toffee-apple, but it’s the texture that really grabs attention – velvety, smooth and caressing with a tiny prickle of tannins. Citrusy freshness reins in the considerable ripeness, and gives way to a superb, long finish. Three-week skin contact – and the label glows in the dark! Drink: 2020-2025.” –  Simon Woolf, Decanter’s Top 30 Orange Wines July 2020 (ranked #9)

“This is really settling into its skin with every subsequent vintage released… I’m a fan of the texture, this might be the first Green Glow which has mastered its phenolics; coming across viscous and weighty rather than grippy and dusty.” – Stephen Wong MW

“An amber style with attractive lime-marmalade, guava and kumquat aromas and flavors. The palate delivers a rich, smooth texture and a polished, tidy finish. Well done! Drink now. Crown cap.” – James Suckling

“The 2015 Green Glow Skin Fermented Sauvignon Blanc spent two to three weeks on the skins, then six months on the lees, resulting in a brassy colored wine that’s full-bodied but only moderately tannic. Guava and honeyed notes give the impression of ample ripeness, and the wine is round and mouth-filling, with a gently dusty finish. Impressive.
” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Destemmed without crushing leaving whole berries in the ferment. This mid-gold wine has spent two weeks on skins, gone through full malo and six months on lees before being bottle d unfined and unfiltered. The result is a rich, full bodied and phenolic off-the-wall Sauvignon Blanc that’s more about texture than aromatics. It has a high level of concentration and intensity. Bone dry with nutty, grassy flavours. Bottled using crown seal cap.
” – Rebecca Gibb MW

Green Glow is Supernatural Wine Co’s skin-contact sauvignon blanc and the 2015 is the first vintage with the vines in full organic certification. Crafted by Hawke’s Bay’s own Hayden Penny, this, along with the Fortissimo, shows just how interesting sauvignon blanc can be, especially when it gets extended time on skins. That often translates to a bit of “texture” on the palate but this delivers on so many levels. An orangey, marmalade, zesty nose; a real textural, chewy depth to the palate; and a long, energetic finish. We weren’t expecting to enjoy the sauvignon blancs as much as we did, but with wines like this…” – Metro Magazine, January 2020

Tasting Note: Rich grapefruit yellow colour. Complex seed spice, manuka honey, baked quince and spicy clove on the nose. An opulent, creamy and honeyed texture in the mouth. Peaches and nectarines combine with more complex flavours of soft ginger spice and pithy grapefruit phenolics. A subtle, balanced acidity and a long finish with hints of creamy oyster and lemon zest

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were hand-picked from the Eastern section of the vineyard, which due to lighter, less vigorous soils and more wind exposure produces smaller, riper berries and lower yields. De-stemmed without crushing, fermented at cool temperatures with indigenous yeast. 16 days on skins, fermentation finished off skins to ensure minimal oxidation. Extensive lees contact over six months to develop the characteristic texture before being prepared for bottling with a minimal sulphur addition. Unfined, unfiltered.

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 13.1%

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Production: approximately 2,000 bottles


This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame. 

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