Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Intense tropical gooseberry flavours dominate the palate leaving a lingering finish. This wine shows ripe passionfruit, lime, and grapefruit notes. The palate is rich and full with a dense fruit core. Keeping a hold on their house style, Hunters Sauvignon Blanc has a long and dry finish.
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2018
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Intense tropical gooseberry flavours dominate the palate leaving a lingering finish. This wine shows ripe passionfruit, lime, and grapefruit notes. The palate is rich and full with a dense fruit core. Keeping a hold on their house style, Hunter’s has a long and dry finish.
Hunter’s Wines are recognised as one of the pioneers of the Marlborough wine industry and one of New Zealand’s best known family owned wineries. Established by Irishman, the late Ernie Hunter in 1979, the company is now headed by Jane Hunter, known around the world as ‘the First Lady of New Zealand wine’. Some 30 years on, Jane is the most awarded women in the New Zealand wine industry with an impressive set of accolades, including an O.B.E (1993), inaugural Women in Wine Award UK (2003), and in 2009 was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2009. Jane is backed by a great team and three generations of family. Hunter’s won immediate acclaim in 1986 at the London Sunday Times Wine Festival with our 1985 Fumé Blanc. This award not only put Hunter’s Wines on the map but introduced the world to New Zealand wine.
Hunter’s wines now boasts over 200 gold medals, more than 30 trophies and innumerable international awards and accolades. Hunter’s Wines are still breaking new ground today.
Still 100% family owned Hunter’s search for excellence never ceases. New varietals, new wine making techniques and new branding constantly keeps the team at Hunter’s seeking the best for our wines and continuing our commitment to Hunter’s philosophy of ‘Quality not Quantity’. Hunter’s is a medium sized winery producing around 100,000 cases per year from 90 hectares. The vineyards are owned by Hunter’s and contract growers. Hunter’s relationship with contract growers is extensive with most growers producing from Hunter’s Wines for more than 25 years. You will find Hunter’s Wines in more than 30 countries around the world with more than 80% of production exported.
Located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough makes up more than 75% of the New Zealand wine production. Sauvignon Blanc accounts for 77% of Marlborough’s wine production alone, with Pinot Noir second. Marlborough’s micro climate is particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc with long warm days and cool nights. In fact Marlborough often receives the most sunshine hours in New Zealand and can average 30+0C in the summer months. Marlborough is made up of five sub-regional valleys, each with their own micro-climates and varying soil types, making for interesting blending of wines and styles.
Always a widely awarded wine. Hunters was one of the first wineries to put Marlborough on the world wine map.
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