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Fresh & vibrant acidity with excellent sweet fruit tones

Flinty sulphide notes blend in harmony over green pepper, gooseberry & powerful passionfruit

Designed as a wine best served with food such as rich shellfish dishes or spicy Asian cuisine

Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018

$25.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $27.99 $24.34
6 Btls, $155.94 6 Btls, $135.60
Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018

Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018

Fresh and bright with vibrant acidity balanced by weight and texture from the barrel fermentation and a long, persistent gin and tonic-like finish...
$25.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $27.99 $24.34
6 Btls, $155.94 6 Btls, $135.60

Description

  • French oak
  • Gooseberry
  • Lychee
  • Persistent finish

The wine exhibits some flinty sulphide notes over aromatics of green pepper, gooseberry and nettles with additional tones of passionfruit and lychee. The palate is fresh and bright with vibrant acidity balanced by weight and texture from the barrel fermentation and a long, persistent gin and tonic-like finish.

Gravestone 2018 is a blend of 75% Sauvignon blanc and 25% Semillon, fully fermented in 90% French oak, 10% new Acacia barrel.

Vintage 2018 began with a settled and dry Spring resulting in great flowering and a corresponding excellent fruit set. The vineyard then enjoyed a relatively hot summer although there were intense periods of rainfall thanks to ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi and Gita, which put the pressure on during harvest time. Temperatures remained warm into the harvest months increasing humidity but overall and with careful attention to detail in the vineyard they were rewarded with excellent fruit with fresh early picked Sauvignon Blanc giving a fresh racy edge to the wine and ultra ripe Semillon provided masses of tropical fruit characters. This Sauvignon Blanc was hand harvested off a number of hilltop blocks and given extended skin contact before pressing and fermentation on juice lees in barrel. The Semillon was gently pressed and clarified before fermentation in old seasoned barrels. Following fermentation the wines stayed on lees for 6 months in tank and barrel before blending.

Food Pairing: Designed as a wine best served with food such as rich shellfish dishes or spicy Asian cuisine.

 

 

 

 

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13.2%

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NZ (from $5.99)

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