Hunter's Sauvignon Blanc

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Hunter's Sauvignon Blanc

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Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Region Marlborough
Alcohol 13.5% 
Total Acidity 7.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.77 g/l 

Description
Short and intense is the best way to describe the grape harvesting of 2013. The fine weather worked in our favour throughout the entire season, including during the critical flowering, ripening and harvest period. As the harvester moved from block to block there was no stopping, the weather was good; flavours were right and within a 3 week period all fruit was safely in the winery. Yields hit targets on all varieties rating the 2013 season up there with the best. 

Vinification
At Hunter’s we try to preserve all the fresh characters we taste in the vineyard. We think it is essential to study all the fruit very carefully before making that major decision on when to pick – we only get one attempt each year. We pick in the cool of the morning and process the fruit using anaerobic techniques. The cool fruit is de-stemmed, crushed and lightly pressed. We take the greatest of care to handle the fruit as little as possible during these processes thereby retaining maximum fruit character and aromas. The juice is clarified by cold settling, after which it is racked and then fermented for approximately 28 days. We ferment fruit from each vineyard separately in individual stainless steel tanks. Then we draw on each of these different components to blend Hunter’s own complex style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 

Awards
GOLD - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014 

BLUE-GOLD AWARD - Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 

SILVER - Easter Show Wine Awards 2014 

BRONZE - Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition 2013

BRONZE - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 

BRONZE - New World Wine Awards 2014 

4.5 STARS - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 

“This label never disappoints. The classically expressed bouquet shows intense aromas of grapefruit, peach, feijoa and dill. It's ripe and flavoursome on the palate with excellent mid palate weight, beautifully framed by bright acidity. It's long and very attractive.” 

92/100 - Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com 

“Pale colour. Intense lime juice sauvignon fragrance, fresh and vibrant, perfumed and alive. It's vital and frisky on the palate, but not too strident or tart. Sweetness is low, freshness is high. A very intense, persistent palate. An appetising wine.” 

 

REVIEW – Peter Saunders, Independent Wine Writer 

“Sound clean and delightful in its expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Racy and fresh, showing depth in the fruit, lots of energy in the Sauvignon personality while still refreshingly alive with a balanced acidity. Drinking well now, into 2016.” 

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