DISTANT LAND HAWKES BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014
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.
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.
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
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.
Serve chilled, great with a wide variety of seafood dishes.
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