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Juicy with great acidity & bounds of energy!

Wonderful floral with citrus blossom aromas with a little gooseberry & guava

Enjoy with crispy soft shell crab with an Asian inspired lemon & sesame slaw

Akarua Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2018

$24.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $299.88 12 Btls, $260.77
Organic Wine
Akarua Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Akarua Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The warmer vintage experienced in 2018 had its most dramatic effect on the ripening period of the Sauvignon Blanc
$24.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $299.88 12 Btls, $260.77

Description

"The warmer vintage experienced in 2018 had its most dramatic effect on the ripening period of the Sauvignon Blanc, resulting in it being harvested a full 9 weeks earlier than 2017! The Pisa fruit still displayed excellent acid retention and I think this is evident in the final wine. Lifted mineral-led spice notes from the broken-down schist soils of our Kawarau block are becoming more apparent as the vines age and their roots become more deeply connected to their terroir" Winemaker

Highly floral with citrus blossoms, particularly mandarin flower, and talc, a little gooseberry, and guava. The palate is juicy, slightly earthy with a mineral, wet stone note; the acidity is super linear, with great energy and drive. A very pretty and lively Sauvignon Blanc.

An exceptionally warm, dry spring and early summer gave an unusually high early season growth. This extraordinary heat brought the whole growing season forward culminating in the winemakers earliest Sauvignon Blanc harvest on March 8th. Late summer brought us to record high rainfall with relatively cool daytime temperatures. These cooler temperatures kept disease pressure in check and the fruit delivered to the winery by the vineyard crew was in excellent condition.

The grapes for this wine were handpicked and whole bunch pressed. A mix of natural and inoculated ferments, with 75% fermented in stainless steel and 25% fermented in neutral barrels. Extended yeast lees contact to increase complexity and texture.

Food Pairing: Chicken and seafood.

 

 

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