Whenua Awa Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Whenua Awa Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Photo
Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Origin: New Zealand

Tasting Notes

• aromas of tomato leaf and fresh tropical fruits • a full palate of passionfruit, guava, grapefruit and hints of herbaceous nettle • mouth-watering minerality and intense fruit concentration • fresh, juicy, and persistent finish

Available Formats: 750ml

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13%
Pack Size: 6/750ml
Residual Sugar: 3.95 g/L
Acidity: 7.6 g/L
pH: 3.29
Vinification: • sustainably grown grapes using organic practices • near perfect flowering conditions • a warm January followed by a very wet, challenging February • rigorous canopy management and fruit thinning ensuring ripe clean fruit for harvest in April

History of Whenua Awa Sauvignon Blanc 2018

• harvested using a modern machine harvester in the early morning when the grapes were cool • pressed into stainless steel tanks for cold settling, before being gently racked and inoculated with a select yeast to naturally enhance the aromatic and flavour profiles of the wine • fermentation was carried out at a cool temperature lasting 21 days until cool stopped • left to settle on yeast lees for a short period before being racked again into stainless steel tanks for maturation, ready for bottling without the need for fining • bottled December 2018 – 12,000 bottles produced

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