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Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc2013 Corbans Homestead Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Aromas reminiscent of passionfruit and citrus characters with a fresh, herbaceous lift and a palate that is fresh and flavoursome, reflecting the fruit characters experienced on the nose. This wine has a well balanced acidity and a crisp, clean finish.

"Fresh herbaceous flavours with delicate layers of passionfruit and citrus aromas.Tropical fruits and fresh green flavours make this Sauvignon Blanc a good match with salads, fish, seafood and seafood inspired pasta and rice dishes."

Jane de Witt - winemaker

Goes great with:

  • Pasta

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Description:

Color:
Pale straw with green hints
Aromas:
Passionfruit and citrus characters with a fresh, basil leaf lift.
Palate:
Vibrant passionfruit and gooseberry with a flinty zingy edge of citrus and fresh basil.

Cellaring:

Supberb drinking now or cellar for up to 2-3 years

Harvest Notes:

The grapes were machine harvested from Matapiro, a cooler sub-region of Hawke's Bay. This cooler climate vineyard is 40km inland from the coast and consists of light shallow silts over red metals and is 300m above sea level. It is situated on river terraces high above the Ngaruroro River. All these attributes contribute to cool nights which help delay ripeneing and enhance the aromatics. The summer of 2013 will be remembered as memorable, long, warm dry and settled. Low rainfall, above average Growing Dregree days (Heat accumulation) and a setteld and warm flowering period through to veraison and beyond equals a stunning vintage for Hawkes Bay and all the grape varieties.

Fermentation Notes:

Crushed to press and then to tank with minimal skin contact . Stainless steel fermentation with a selection of yeast at cool temperatutres aids in to retaining freshness and purity of fruit.

Maturation Notes:

Following fermentation the components were left on light lees for several months to build mouth-feel. Components were carefully selected for the blend to provide optimum balance before being lightly filtered and bottles.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2013
Winemaker:
Jane de Witt
Variety:
Sauvignon Blanc
Region:
Hawkes Bay
Alcohol:
13%