Country: New Zealand
100% Sauvignon Blanc
A turn against traditional Sauvignon Blanc displays lushious stone fruit aromas & ripe gooseberry. 5% barrel ferment (25% wild yeast) and thorough lees stirring has crafted a complex, rich palate balanced with nuances of passionfruit. Fine natural acidity gives this wine elegance and class, indicative of sharp vine management in our Waihopai vineyard. This wine has been carefully cellared for 18 months to allow full maturity.
Numbers mark the starting point of what has grown to be one of New Zealand's greatest success stories. 570 is the number of different vine cuttings James Busby, the pioneer of viticulture in Australasia, accumulated in his vine collection. Yet 362 is the number that survived his journey back from Europe.
362 is a number that represents the beginning of NZ's wine industry - a story that extends back to 1836 where wine pioneer James Busby planted the first cuttings on what we know now as the Waiting Treaty Grounds.