The Supernatural Super Nat Sauvignon Blanc 2020
$39.90 inc. GST
Top 10 – Metro Top 50 Wines 2021
“Everyone loves a pét-nat (from “pétillant naturel”, French for “natural sparkling”) The simplest method of making sparkling wine, you just bottle the wine before it has finished fermenting and that’s it. Easy. This is a fantastic New Zealand pét-nat, made from sauvignon blanc grown organically on a hillside vineyard tucked just inland from the Hawke’s Bay coastline, “Pears and quince,” said Farrera. “Refreshes,” said Weir.” – Metro Top 50 Wines 2021
Tasting Note: 100% Sauvignon Blanc bottle-fermented in the ‘pétillant naturel’ style, farmed organically, estate grown and vinified by winemaker and viticulturist Hayden Penny. The vineyard and wine are certified organic with www.biogro.co.nz effective from March 2015. The block has an excellent history of organic farming since first plantings in 1989. Being naturally fermented in bottle, sediment will remain. Chill to 5°C and carefully decant to enjoy clear, or invert bottle before opening to enjoy cloudy. Either way, you will be rewarded with rhubarb crumble, green apple and rosemary aromas followed by a soft and creamy lemon curd, ginger, honey and malt biscuit palate finishing with preserved lemon and mineral notes.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were hand-picked from the centre.of the vineyard. Silt and clay soils allow for ripeness while retaining fresh acidity. Gently pressed and sealed overnight at 15°C before racking off heavy lees. Fermented at cool temperatures with indigenous (pied de cuve) yeast. Bottled straight from tank, unfined, unfiltered and unsulphured. Fermentation finished in bottle under crown seal to provide the ‘pétillant’ sparkle.
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand