The Supernatural Sauvignon Blanc 2016
$30.00 inc. GST
5 stars – Michael Cooper
“Closed with a crown seal, the 2016 vintage is a striking wine, well worth discovering. Certified organic, it was grown on a hill site in the Tuki Tuki Valley, held on its skins for six hours before pressing, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and matured on its yeast lees, with stirring, for a year before bottling. Bright, light yellow/green, it has a fragrant, ripely scented bouquet, leading into a weighty, fully dry wine. Fleshy and finely textured, with tropical fruit flavours, showing excellent vigour and depth, it’s a distinctive, well-structured wine, with loads of interest.” – Michael Cooper
Tasting Note: Smoky and spicy notes are characteristic of the site, along with richness and texture we encourage with skin and lees contact. The 2016 wine has a beautiful mix of ripe tropical fruits and citrus on the nose with a hint of cream and lemon meringue. It is full and generous in the mouth with a lovely texture – lemon curd, apricot and ripe melon flavours pair with a long crisp citrus finish.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is by Pellenc Selectiv Process with selective head harvester which ensures high quality of fruit while excluding all other materials. Six hours soaking on skins before gentle pressing. Settled overnight at 15°C before racking off heavy lees while maintaining contact with light lees. Fermented with indigenous yeast at cool temperatures. Extensive lees contact and stirring for six months. Prepared for bottling with a minimal sulphur addition. Unfined, lightly filtered.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame.