Man O' War Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Our 2019 Estate Sauvignon blanc comes from low yielding vineyards located on the hilltops surrounded by massive basalt boulders, remnants of a long forgotten volcanic eruption... The sites are cool being tempered by elevation and cooling sea breezes and also unsurprisingly have a unique volcanic make up to their soils.
The fruit for our Estate Sauvignon blanc is hand harvested and gently pressed for settling into stainless steel tanks. After racking and a yeast addition, a long slow cool fermentation in tank is carried out before blending post vintage and bottled nice and early.
The 2019 vintage was one of the best seasons in the history of grape growing on Waiheke Island, warm settled weather made for a classic
NZ summer and continued through to the harvest months.
The 2019 Sauvignon blanc is incredibly aromatic with classical grassy green characters with tropical overtones and a clean dry persistent palate. Crisp and clean this is our most successful vintage of Sauvignon blanc and is perfectly suited to the local Te Matuku Oysters which are farmed close to Man O’ War, or similarly the abundant seafood that thrive in the surrounding coastal waters.