TE TERA Sauvignon Blanc 2014$0.00
Te Tera means “the other” in Maori, and refers to its status compared to its famous big brother - the gold labelled Estate Pinot
Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc comes mainly from our younger vineyards (vine age ranges from 8-23 years old) within the Martinborough appellation. These vineyards sit on a mix of alluvial and clay soils. Our younger vineyards tend to produce Sauv Blancs that feature crisp, dry, and citrus qualities and provide a mineral finish compared to the other plantings.
The 2014 growing season featured a mild winter, warm spring and sunny December. This consistent warm weather coupled with very few cold nights meant frost was uncommon. The favourable weather conditions led to harvest arriving two weeks early and the vines producing some of the best fruit the region has ever seen.
The grapes were hand harvested on cool mornings to maintain vibrancy and freshness. After gentle pressing the wine was cool-fermented with selective yeasts to release the aromatic compounds found in the grapes. This wine receives no oak treatment as we believe the purity of this fruit is best expressed by fermentation and ageing in the absence of oak.
CATEGORY: White wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New Zealand
VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc%
UNITS PER: 6
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl