Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Classically structured with a well established estate styling, Hunter's have won more than 100 gold at international wine competitions, including Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Jane Hunter is a highly qualified viticulturist with a long family history of wine growing, she worked closely with eminent Australian oenologist Dr Tony Jordan to achieve the quality of harvests which are benchmarks in the world of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Marlborough's cool nights and warm days produce grapes intense in flavour with good acidity. Hunter's try to preserve all the freshness, finding it essential to study all the vines very carefully before making that major decision on which day to pick, always in the the cool of morning. Fruit is processed to anaerobic techniques, destemmed, crushed and lightly pressed. Fruit is handled with the greatest of care to retain essential character, palate and bouquet. The juice is clarified by cold settling, after which it is racked and cool tank fermented over a course of twenty eight days, each vineyard parcel handled individually. Components are assembled into a suitably complex style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Alcohol 13.3%
Light straw colour. A mixture of passionfruit, crisp apple and citrus fruit aromas. The refreshing multi layered palate exhibits a blend of ripe tropical fruit, sweet herbs and citrus characters. These flavours leave a lingering finish on the palate making it a highly satisfying all rounder.