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Grain & Vine USD 18.00 750ml

Huia Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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The Sauvignon Blanc 2015 is our first fully certified organically grown and made wine. It was harvested from the two Estate vineyards Home and Winsome. The Home vineyard soil is river-run made up of sandy silts and stones, which retain heat overnight. The grapes from this vineyard display ripe tropical flavours. The Winsome vineyard is clay based mixed with black sand. The nights are colder but the days are hotter giving more herbaceous, red bell pepper and mineral flavours to the grapes. Harvest commenced at Winsome on the 7th April and finished up at Huia on the 14th April. There was excellent depth of flavour and structure across all blocks. The grapes were very clean and ripe. The majority of grapes were harvested in the cold early hours of the morning to retain fruit intensity and freshness. The grapes were pressed with the different vineyards being kept in separate vessels. A portion was fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral French oak barrels to add further richness and complexity to the palate of the wine. Wine yeasts were used on 85% of the juice to maintain vivacious fruit aromatics and flavour of this variety.

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The Huia was a unique New Zealand bird from the wattlebird family. The pair co-existed as a team in the dense forest canopy. Before the arrival of Europeans it was already a rare bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Rimutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south east of the North Island. It is the only bird in the world in which the bills of the male and female birds are different in s... Read more
The Huia was a unique New Zealand bird from the wattlebird family. The pair co-existed as a team in the dense forest canopy. Before the arrival of Europeans it was already a rare bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Rimutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south east of the North Island. It is the only bird in the world in which the bills of the male and female birds are different in shape and size. This unique feature along with the bird beautiful plumage generated great interest from international collectors. The tail feathers were highly prized by Maori and Europeans alike. The last official sighting of the Huia was in 1907, however there are unconfirmed reports of their bird song being heard in the isolated bush of Ureweras 30 years ago. New Zealand owned, Marlborough wine company Huia Vineyards is owned and operated by Mike and Claire Allan who were drawn to Marlborough by the intense fruit flavours found in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, other Marlborough white wines and Marlborough Pinot Noir. In 1990 the first Huia vineyard was bought and the planting started soon after. In 1996 Mike and Claire established the Huia wine company, Huia Vineyards Ltd as a family owned wine company committed to the production of premium and classical Marlborough wines. The Huia vineyards and winery are focused on hand crafting fine unique wines expressing the richness of Marlborough grapes from the vineyard through to the table. Read less

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The Sauvignon Blanc 2015 is our first fully certified organically grown and made wine. It was harvested from the two Estate vineyards Home and Winsome. The Home vineyard soil is river-run made up of sandy silts and stones, which retain heat overnight. The grapes from this vineyard display ripe tropical flavours. The Winsome vineyard is clay based mixed with black sand. The nights are colder but the days are hotter giving more herbaceous, red bell pepper and mineral flavours to the grapes. Harvest commenced at Winsome on the 7th April and finished up at Huia on the 14th April. There was excellent depth of flavour and structure across all blocks. The grapes were very clean and ripe. The majority of grapes were harvested in the cold early hours of the morning to retain fruit intensity and freshness. The grapes were pressed with the different vineyards being kept in separate vessels. A portion was fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral French oak barrels to add further richness and complexity to the palate of the wine. Wine yeasts were used on 85% of the juice to maintain vivacious fruit aromatics and flavour of this variety.

Dietary Information: Organic


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