WINES 
 

DISTANT LAND HAWKES BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014

          

SEASON
Early spring to verasion was exceptional in the Hawkes Bay, with abundant sunshine, warmth, and little wind setting up a perfect vintage. Drought conditions through to March meant dry conditions but with little North Westerly winds the vines were not under stress and so the tannins, phenolics and aromatics of the grapes developed well. Overall one of the best vintages in the Hawkes Bay.

VINEYARD
The soil at the vineyard site is a mixture of free-draining gravels from the old riverbed, and calcareous soils from the surrounding limestone hills and river terraces. The grapes were harvested at peak maturity in April. The fruit coming into the winery was clean and ripe, and most importantly, excellent concentration of aromatics and flavours.

WINEMAKING
After the grapes were gently pressed the juice underwent a cool fermentation using a number of different strains of yeast. We then matured this Sauvignon on its yeast lees to achieve a wine of balanced palate weight, character and interest.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Perfumed nectarine predominates on the nose, with honeysuckle underlying this. The palate combines lychees with tropical fruit to create a wine with a refreshing finish.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Serve chilled, great with a wide variety of seafood dishes.


TECHNICAL DETAILS
Winemaker Lee Winston
Grape Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region Hawkes Bay
Harvest Date 8th April
Bottling Date November 2014
Alcohol 12.5%
Acidity 6.1 g/l
Residual sugar 3.6 g/l
Oak Nil