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Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc

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Hailing from Marlborough, this will satisfy savvy lovers with it's gooseberry, green apple, passionfruit and citrus smells, with a smattering of snow peas and grassiness, and its tropical fruit salad flavours, its frisky zip of lemony acidity, slaty mouthfeel, and dry, lingering finish. It's not as pungent as the usual Marlborough fare, and is highly inviting.

Winemaker's Notes

To make this wine Sauvignon grapes were sourced from two quite distinct Wairau Valley vineyards. The Cob Cottage vineyard is our Ra Nui home block and lies in the south eastern corner of the Wairau Valley, just off main the road south of the township of Blenheim. The soil here is a mixture of gravel and sandy loam areas with some clay components. Our longtime growers and friends Mere Lee and Brian Roughan run a small vineyard that lies between the township of Renwick, in the heart of the Wairau Valley, and the banks of the Omaka River. This vineyard is comprised of stony, free draining soils with natural low fertility.


Appearance: Clear, brilliant pale lemon straw.

Nose: The nose exhibits initial grassy herbal characters together with concentrated flinty, lime and tropical fruit notes.

Palate: On the palate, fresh and clean, with crunchy apple and ripe tropical fruit, bone dry with crisp acidity and a lengthy finish.

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WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2012

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