16 Kaho Roa™ Sauvignon Blanc
Limited Cellar Stock
Arguably Hunter’s flagship wine. Hunter’s big break came in 1986 when Irishman Ernie Hunter, founder of Hunter’s Wines, took his Fumé Blanc (oak aged Sauvignon Blanc) to the Sunday Times Wine Fair in London where the wine won Wine of the Show. This not only put Hunter’s Wines on the world map but introduced New Zealand wines to the world.
Made in a lighter oaked style to allow the riper Sauvignon Blanc characters to be supported by the oak rather than be oak dominated. The palate is full, round and exhibits the strength of the fruit balanced by the body of the barrel fermentation. This is an ideal food wine with persistent flavours and good structure. It can be consumed now or enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.
“Kaho Roa” translates to “oak aged” in Maori, New Zealand’s native language.
Harvest date April 2016
Total Acidity 7.3 g/l
Residual Sugar 2.42 g/l
Bottling Date 16 Dec. 2016
5 STARS & 94 POINTS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2017
“A refined barrel-fermented style, the bouquet shows grapefruit, crunch apple, lime zest and flinty characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is focused and beautifully weighted. The wine offers wonderful fruit purity as well as complex savoury undertones, finishing superbly long and linear. Beautifully composed and structured.”