VERY LIMITED STOCK
Hunter’s is a small owned estates, situated in the Wairau River Valley, Marlborough. Jane Hunter OBE is a highly trained viticulturist and together with the talents of her winemaker (and nephew) James MacDonald, Hunter’s wines has achieved an enviable reputation for producing some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blancs.
All the vineyards at Hunter’s are certified sustainable, ensuring the methods being used are the safest possible for the environment, protecting the people that work and live within and around the vineyard and ultimately anyone who enjoys the wine.
The area produces grapes with a very complex and developed flavour, with intense varietal flavour – a hallmark of the Wairau River Valley. With over 80 gold medals awarded in competitions, both nationally and internationally, the Hunter’s range is of exceptional calibre.
James MacDonald is meticulous in his winemaking approach, creating a unique style based on the intense and very pure fruit characteristics typical of the region’s wines. Hunter’s create quality wines that never cease to inspire.
The 2020 growing season was one to remember for the amazing weather conditions in Marlborough. During Summer and Autum where they had warm and dry conditions throughout, allowing for clean fruit and an early start to the vintage. These conditions resulted in grapes that was picked with good natural acidity relative to their sugar and flavour ripeness. 2020 will prove to be an exceptional vintage.
This wine is a blend of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer grapes with each variety contributing unique characteristics to the final wine.
Fruit was picked in the cool of the morning. The Pinot Noir grapes were left to soak on skins for 24 hours to pick up some colour before pressing. The varieties were fermented separately before the wine was blended and Estate bottled.
This wine is Certified Vegan by the NZ Vegetarian Society.
Bright, salmon-pink, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and bright, nuances of field strawberries, stonefruit, lemon melded with rose petals and a white spice hint. Medium-light bodied, dry to taste, aromas of field strawberries in focus, followed by lemon zest, stonefruit, a little white pepper and rose petals linger on the closing. The wine is refreshing with lively acidity balance, flow smoothly with a touch of creaminess to a cleansing, dry finish.
Serve this as an aperitif and match with cold smoked salmon and cream fraiche