2012 Huia Sauvignon Blanc

Background:

The Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was harvested from the two estate vineyards which certified Organic through Bio Grow. The Huia 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 Huia on the 19th April and on through to finish up at Winsome on the 28th April.  There was excellent depth of flavour and structure across all blocks and harvest was completed before any adverse weather.  The majority of grapes were harvested in the cold early hours of the morning to retain fruit intensity and freshness. 

Winemaking:

The grapes were pressed with the different vineyards being kept in separate vessels.  A portion was fermented with in neutral French oak barrels to add further richness and complexity to the palate of the wine. The Huia winery has Organic certification and organic wine yeasts were used on the juice to maintain vivacious fruit aromatics and flavour of this variety. 

Tasting Note:

This wine shows a good aromatic  intensity with  bright herbaceous and floral notes, gooseberry, and lime.  It is layered with flavours ranging from guava, melon, gooseberry and lime zest.  This uplifting Sauvignon shows an excellent length and depth on the palate. 

Food Matches:

Huia Sauvignon Blanc is delicious with: fresh oysters, prawns, scallops; mussels cooked in Sauvignon Blanc; marinated fish with dill; goat, sheep and feta cheeses.

Harvest Date: 19th April  to 28th April 
Residual Sugar: 2.2g/l

TA: 8g/l

pH: 3.10

  • Alcohol: 13.5%