Homeblock Waikoukou Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Waimauku
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About the range:
HomeBlock Range: Paying homage to our unique patch of land in Waimauku. Hand picked and crafted from small parcels of grapes, our Homeblock range is the result of minimal winemaker intervention intimately bringing to life the wine, our history and provenance.
About the wine:
On the back of the outstanding 2020 vintage, 2021 was another stunner in Auckland. A warm, dry season gave us immaculate fruit, perfectly balanced and loaded with flavour, concentration and juicy acidity.
This is Savvie but not as you may know it! We’ve taken the iconic NZ variety ripened on some of the oldest Sauv Blanc vines in the country and let it express itself. With no winemaker intervention during fermentation except for the provision of French oak barriques, the result is layers of complexity and a wild edge.
Pungent and smoky with dried sage, fresh mint and grapefruit aromas dominating the nose. The palate reveals grilled peach, roasted capsicum and cashew flavours with toasted macadamia notes from the carefully selected oak.
A thin line of pure minerality runs the length of this wine while chalky acidity delivers poise and tension to the palate. Expect more richness and texture to develop with some time in bottle.
This is the Savvie for Chardonnay drinkers.
Awards & Accolades:
Excellent Cameron Douglas, 4.5 Stars Michael Cooper