Harvested out of the lower Awatere Valley in Marlborough.
50% whole bunch pressed to preserve aromatics, it was then fermented cool in
stainless steel and allowed to sit on lees for an extended period to develop body
Pale straw in colour.
A vibrant bouquet displaying classic passion fruit and gooseberries with a hint of
A broad and luscious palate exhibiting citrus tones with a backbone of crisp acidity.
It is ready to drink now and is best served slightly chilled.
A platter of icey cold raw oysters. Fresh crayfish cooked on the BBQ served with buttered crusty bread and a crisp green salad.
Fresh citrus and nettles with hints of passionfruit on the nose. The citrus and passionfruit follows through to the palate with hints of dried herbs. The wine is perfectly balanced with lovely texture and an appealing finish.
Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed on many occasions: either on its own as an aperitif, or accompanied by seafood and salad dishes. Try sitting at the waters edge on a thick blanket with some crispy fresh fish and chips your best wine glasses and a bottle of this, ensuring of course that there is no liquor ban!
Serve lightly chilled.
Vibrant and classically Marlborough aromas, passionfruit, guava, lime and kaffir with hints of tropical mango. A perfectly balanced almost juicy palate that carries through all of the vibrant tropical perfume, with great depth of flavour and rounded texture. A complex yet very enjoyable style that is brimming with flavour and multifaceted aromas. Easy to drink on its own but also suited to food because of the harmonious balance of the palate.
On the nose it’s alive with Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. The palate is already generous with currant, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
Pale yellow in colour this Sauvignon
Blanc has a vibrant nose, full of passion
fruit and gooseberry. The palate is lively
and well-balanced with concentrated
tropical and passion fruit fl avours,
mingling with juicy acidity and leading
to a long lingering fi nish. Very drinkable.
Bold aromas of tomato leaf, gooseberry, nettle and fresh herbs laced with citrus flowers and a hint of honey make for a complex herbal bouquet.
The satisfyingly weighty palate has notes of pear underpinned by grapefruit flesh and lime - and a striking minerality that lingers on the palate. Layers of flavour unfold continuously in the glass, thanks to the superb concentration of fruit.
This wine is pale straw in colour with a green tinge. The nose has vibrant passionfruit sorbet and pear aromas with green olive highlights. On the palate there are grapefruit and capsicum flavours balanced by an oily, textural finish. This is a wine that shows classic varietal intensity and is crisp and refreshing. Cellaring and Food Matching This wine is best enjoyed whilst young and vibrant, though will develop further complexity if cellared. Enjoy slightly chilled on its own or accompanied with seafood dishes or those with delicate white meat. This is a very versatile wine that will be a perfect match for chicken stir fries, pork roasts, mussels and pumpkin-based dishes.
This wine has sweet ripe fruit characters with a delightful mix of citrus, floral, pear and tropical fruit and a crisp nettle highlight. This powerful wine is almost pungent in its intensity with full fruit flavours across the spectrum, from ripe tropical fruit to lush pink grapefruit.
Bright straw in colour. Pale straw in colour. Ripe passion fruit is supported with gooseberry characters. This wine has a lively palate and is refreshing without being excessive. Equally this Ohiti Estate Sauvignon Blanc has a bright lingering finish. This wine will refresh your taste-buds.
Grilled white fish and a fresh green salad
Hand-harvested and whole-bunch pressed, the fruit was a selection of the very best available from the vintage. Barrel fermented in French oak using only indigenous yeasts and subsequent barrel age on full yeast lees for nine months, has created a superbly aromatic, complex and textural wine that is ideally suited to enjoy with food.
Wines prior to 2011 were produced under the Church Road Reserve label.
Predominantly made from Sauvignon Blanc grown in the Matapiro Vineyard and tank fermented to retain the pure aromatics of this appellation, while a small portion of the blend comes from our warmer Redstone and Omarunui vineyards. These sites contribute a richer, softer mouthfeel to the wine and give it a drinkability that is the key to the Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc style.
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