Te Awanga Wildsong Sauvignon Blanc, Hawke's Bay 2019
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Our Sauvignon Blanc comes from vines planted in the late 1990’s at Mangatahi in Hawkes Bay. The vineyard is situated on the ancient alluvial shingle terraces high above the Ngaruroro River. As one of the most elevated vineyards in Hawke's Bay its North facing slopes enjoy long and hot summer days but chill off overnight making this the perfect place for Sauvignon Blanc.
The grapes were harvested early in the morning, gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel to maximise fruit purity and intensity. A cool ferment and a couple of months resting on yeast lees before the wine was prepared for bottling has helped create a rich palate and a little more complexity.
This highly enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc is filled with nectarine, grapefruit and rock melon characters with an elegant lime zest lift. The palate is generous and flavoursome with excellent fruit intensity, beautifully structured by juicy acidity. It is long and attractive on the finish.
88 Wine Spectator - Mouthwatering, a mix of lemongrass, lemon blossom and lime zest flavors, with grapefruit skin and lemon thyme lingering on the finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported.