2011 Huia Sauvignon Blanc
The Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is our first fully certified organic
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
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.
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.
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: 7th to the 14th of April
- Residual Sugar: 2.8g/l
- TA: 7.8g/l
- pH: 3.05
- Alcohol: 13%