Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough New Zealand
You can't get more New Zealand than the Te Kairanga vineyards, nestled at the bottom of North Island, within one of the nation's most exclusive winegrowing precincts, very near the artist's quarter of Martinborough. Each parcel of Sauvignon Blanc is set within it's own mini microclime. The Te Kairanga vines yield richly proportioned white grapes with distinct fruit characters, selectively picked to be woven into an intensely flavoured, full bodied Sauvignon Blanc that's perfect with or without food, very ready for enjoyment any time of day.
Martinborough's first ever vines were planted on the Te Kairanga Draper vineyard, whence the fruit for this very wine originates. The vines here grow less vigorously in the cool, breezy conditions, so yields are lower and flavours are more intense. A rare confluence of geology and geography has formed the perfect aspects for aromatic whites. Grapes are harvested block by block and separately vinified to a regimen of punch downs and gentle pressing to ensure full extraction without sacrificing elegance. Much of the emphasis is on developing palate weight, a portion is barrel fermented to complement the wonderfully intense fruit, retaining primary flavours along with complexities derived from the vineyard.
Pale yellow hue. Exotic aromas of passionfruit, a broad spectrum of lime, green apples and melon, pineapple and gooseberry dominate the nose with just a hint of tropical intensity. The palate has low acid and a generous mouthfeel over a slightly creamy texture. An exuberance of citrus and tropical fruit dominates, showing excellent weight balanced perfectly by fresh acidity.