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"A fabulous Sauvignon" Wine Orbit

Immediate aromas of passionfruit & ripe tropical fruit with a touch of herbaceous capsicum

Perfect with seafood & pasta dishes, such as a scampi tagliatelle

Hunter's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $20.00 $17.39
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points
Hunter's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Hunter's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Member rating / 2
Sauvignon Blanc has been a flagship wine for Hunter’s since the very beginning in 1979...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $20.00 $17.39

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

Awarded Gold Medal

Hugh Crichton, The Dish, Feb/March 2019

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

Description

"A fabulous sauvignon; the intensity aromatic bouquet shows passionfruit, feijoa, kaffir lime and subtle musky characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is punchy and flavoursome. The wine offers terrific fruit purity and vibrancy, backed by bright acidity, finishing long and delicious. At its best now to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

Classically Marlborough, our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc immediately shows passionfruit and ripe tropical fruit aromas with a touch of herbaceous capsicum. It has a very refreshing multi-layered palate of citrus and tropical fruits. These flavours and aromas leave a fresh lingering finish on the palate making it a full satisfying wine with balanced acidity. Sauvignon Blanc has been a flagship wine for Hunter’s since the very beginning in 1979. This is the variety that introduced Hunter’s and New Zealand wine to the world back in 1986 at the Sunday Times Wine Festival in London.

A warm spring without frosts greeted the growing season and encouraged a very quick flowering period. The summer was warm and dry up until Christmas but became very wet in the New Year. We did not need to irrigate our vines for the remainder of the season which was very unusual for Marlborough. Ripe flavours at low sugar levels allowed us to pick early compared with previous years.

Hunter's vinification techniques are centred around a desire to produce wines with texture and complexity. Grapes were harvested and quickly pressed. Minimal settling occurred before the juice was fermented in stainless steel vats. A small portion of the juice was fermented in older oak barrels. Each vineyard block is kept separate during the winemaking process. The resulting wines received six months lees aging before being blended and bottled.

"Classically Marlborough: nose of cut grass, passionfruit, gooseberry and sweat. Pungent and bold. A little more subtle on the palate at first, hints of sherbet and asparagus with a sweet and sour tangy crispness. This opens up nicely with aeration, coming on strongly on the home straight as the flavours and length build. Just what you'd expect from a sav." Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

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12.5%

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Always great

Janet - 07/11/2019


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