Kono Sauvignon Blanc
$147.66 / case(12)
”tasting notes a brilliant pale green in the glass this pure and bright marlborough sauvignon blanc has a vibrant fruit driven nose bursting with citrus gooseberry and passionfruit. On the palate luscious fruit flavours of ripe tropical fruits and lifted herbaceous notes are finely balanced with zesty acidity an underlying minerality and just a hint of residual sweetness. Juicy crisp and fresh this wine leads to a long dry and persistent finish. Winemaking all machine harvested the grapes for our kono sauvignon blanc are fully crushed and destemmed once at the winery to help release the berries’ intense flavours. The grapes are then pressed in modern membrane presses with both the free-run and harder pressings combined in stainless steel tanks where they are chilled and settled until crystal clear. The clear juice is then racked and warmed before being inoculated with selected yeast cultures. Regular controlled ferments are managed through temperature manipulation with all batches being taken through to dryness. Blending occurs in july after which the resulting wine is stabilised and filtered without the need for fining – ready for bottling in mid-august viticulture grapes for this wine are grown on a range of both kono owned and managed sites as well as from dedicated growers that are located throughout the main viticultural areas of marlborough. The waihopai awatere and rapaura sub-regions are all represented in this blend; and all bring a different flavour profile to the finished wine. All of our vineyards are intensively managed by our viticultural team with restrictive pruning to low bud numbers leaf plucking and trimming methods employed to allow for good airflow and reduced disease pressure. The 2015/2016 growing season was warm and dry resulting in higher than expected yields across all blocks. Harvest began in one of our awatere blocks on the 22rd of march with the last pick coming in on the 17th april.”- kono
|wine spectator||rating: 90||vintage: 2015|
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