Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Wairau New Zealand
Fully Organic Certified grown and made, Huia are focused on hand crafting unique wines which express the effusiveness of Marlborough fruit. The range of sites available to Huia provides some exciting opportunities for vinification through traditional as well as more modern techniques to increase the depth of flavour. Fermented to a dry, adults only styling, elderflower notes, red bell pepper and nettles lift the nose; the palate is exquisitely balanced and refined, the excellence of terroir imparts a structure of rich minerality.
Fruit is harvested from two estate properties. The Home site's soils are river run, composed of sandy silts and stones which retain heat overnight. Sauvignon Blanc from this vineyard displays ripe tropical flavours. The Winsome vineyard is clay based mixed with black sand. The nights are colder but the days are hotter, achieving more herbaceousness, red bell pepper and mineral flavours to the grapes. Sauvignon Blanc is harvested in the cold early hours of morning, vineyards are separately pressed. A portion is vinified through the action of wild indigenous yeasts in neutral to new French oak barrels, infusing the wine with richness and complexity.
Pale straw in colour. A good aromatic intensity with bright herbaceous and floral notes, gooseberries and lime. Layered with flavours ranging from guava, melon, gooseberry and lime zest. This uplifting wine displays excellent length and depth on the palate. Match with mussels, snap fried fishes or scallops in wine.