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Te Muna Estate
Butterworth Sauvignon Blanc 2022
"Pineapple, sage, blood orange, and grapefruit pith are primarily evident, along a seam of vanilla bean custard. The nose has savoury mineral elements adding to the complexity"
- Martin Bell, Winemaker
Tasting NotesDownload PDF
Colour: Bright light golden hue.
Aroma: Pineapple, sage, basil, and grapefruit pith are primarily evident, with a background of cedar. The nose has savoury mineral elements adding to the complexity..
Palate: The 20 months on gross lees has given the wine a rich mid-palate oiliness, with the Te Muna acidity pulling the length further with a hint of herbal phenolic grip.
The grapes were hand harvested, whole bunch pressed to a settling tank, before being racked to mature French Oak barrel for fermenting. Once dry, the wine was sulphured and left on gross ferment lees for eighteen months without stirring for mouthfeel, while preserving varietal purity. The wine was transferred lees and all to a tank at the end of the eighteen months for another month of contact. The wine received no fining, and only a light filtration before bottling.
Harvest date 3rd and 4th March, 2022
Brix 22.0 pH 3.08 TA 8.63 g/L
Alc. 13.0 % pH 3.18 TA 7.73 g/L
Residual sugar <3 g/L
Oak Maturation: 100% in older French Oak barrels.
Bottling date: 15th November 2023
Allergens: Contains Sulphites. Vegan & vegetarian friendly