Manawa Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough NZ
‘Heart’ in Maori, Manawa expresses the spirit in which this wine was made. A reflection of the season and land from which it comes, Marlborough’s cool and low yielding growing season gave this wine concentrated tropical fruit and citrus flavours. These qualities were retained through cool fermentation and gentle handling, resulting in a classic, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.
The fruit was harvested in the early morning and late evening, when the temperature of the grapes were still cool. After this the juice was gently pressed, then allowed to ferment in stainless steel tank at a low temperature, to retain fruit characters. The resulting wine shows depth, complexity and balance.