Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: New Zealand / Martinborough
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

The grapes were partially hand harvested from the 100% Estate-owned Te Muna Road Vineyard, one of the most prestigious growing sites within the Martinborough region of New Zealand. The grapes are destemmed (85%) prior to fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks, French oak cuvees, and French oak barriques, using both indigenous and inoculated yeasts. The wine ages four months in French oak barriques, 3% new, before being fined, filtered and bottled.

95 Points

Decanter World Wine Awards

2017 vintage
91 Points

Planet Grape

2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 vintage was marked by a cool, windy, and wet start to the season that created conditions for lower yields. As the summer in New Zealand progressed, the temperatures in February and March returned to average historical temperatures, which allowed the fruit on the vines to mature and develop. With lower yields, the Sauvignon Blanc developed lovely flavors coupled with bright acidity which will come to be known as the hallmark of this vintage.

tasting note

Pale lemon straw. Vibrant aromas of nectarine, green apple, honeysuckle and a hint of nettle. Lovely precision on the palate with a core of zesty fruit and a long satisfyingly dry textural finish.

food pairing

This wine pairs very well with all types of seafood and poultry. It is also a wonderful aperitif.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 7.1 g/l
ABV: 12.7%
AGING: French oak barriques
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.1 g/l

points of distinction

  • The higher-elevation Te Muna Road Vineyard is harvested about a week later than sites in nearby Martinborough, resulting in grapes with terrific freshness and acidity.
  • The vineyard's lower terrace has stony soils with limestone, excellent for Sauvignon Blanc.
  • White wines from this vineyard show a distinctive fine, subtle and elegant texture.
  • about the grape +
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– Matt Stafford, Chief Winemaker

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