2020 Supernatural Wine Co. 'The Supernatural' Sauvignon Blanc, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand (750ml)
100% Sauvignon Blanc. The Supernatural (the name refers to the estate’s viticultural practices) is farmed organically, vinified naturally and estate grown by winemaker Hayden Penny, and Viticulturist Emma Tait-Morris. A rich, opulent, aromatic white, the Supernatural is made with grapes sourced exclusively from low-yielding, organically grown estate vineyards planted in 2003 and 2004. Hayden believes in minimum intervention: he only adds sulphur at bottling for freshness and to bring the wine to the shelves. The grapes are destemmed, 4-6 hours of skin contact then long, slow press. Natural fermentation followed by extended lees contact (around 12 months) in stainless steel. No fining, light filtration. The Supernatural reflects the sun-drenched south sea days Hawke’s Bay is famous for. Smoky and spicy notes are characteristic of the site, along with richness and texture encouraged through skin and lees contact. Intense lime and spicy jalepeño notes on the nose with an underlying minerality. It is rich and full in the mouth with a gorgeous texture – fresh limes, ripe stone fruit and a hint of spice on the palate pair beautifully with a long fine acidity to finish. Annual production is 6000 bottles.
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