21 Sauvignon Blanc
Hunter's 40th Vintage
We are excited to share with you our 40th Vintage of Sauvignon Blanc! Our first vintage was bottled in 1982 and whilst the style has evolved steadily over time, we have endeavoured to stay true to our original quality focus.
Our classically styled Sauvignon Blanc shows passionfruit and lime characters along with grapefruit notes. Dry and saline, the lively palate has a creamy texture and a juicy finish.
We are proud that this wine is Certified Vegan by the NZ Vegetarian Society.
Harvest Date March 2021
Alcohol 13.3 %
Total Acidity 6.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 2.92 g/l
Bottling Date June 2021
At the start of the growing season, we had several frost events affecting isolated areas in Marlborough. During flowering there was a cold spell of weather, which had a significant effect on the region’s fruit set. While this affects the yield, it can help promote concentration of aromas and flavors in the grapes. Mild summer conditions help with even ripening of the grapes which allowed perfect conditions to pick at optimum ripeness.
Silver - Concours Mondial Bruxelles, September 2021
94 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine, September 2021
Fresh, fruity, herbaceous, pungent, tropical and an abundance of energy and power. Classic with purity and charm. Fantastic on the palate with acidity that’s salty and salivates, a core of fruit with citrus, white stone fruits and tropical fruit flavours and acidity that pushes the texture and core flavours through the palate seamlessly. Well-made and ready to drink from day of purchase through 2025.
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine, September 2021
Sharply priced, this full-bodied, sweet-fruited wine was grown in the Wairau Valley and a small portion of the blend was fermented in large French oak barrels. Ripely scented, it is weighty, with strong, tropical fruit flavours, a distinct touch of complexity, balanced acidity and good length.
GOLD - China Wine and Spirits Awards, August 2021