Located in the picturesque Wairau Valley in the province of Marlborough, this family owned vineyard was founded in 1983 by Jane Hunter and her late husband Ernie. Since those early years, Jane had been owner, viticulturist and managing director of what has become one of New Zealand’s, most established wineries, Hunter’s Wines.
Brilliant pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is elegant and evenly presented with pungent passionfruit aromas along with aromatic herbs and mouth-watering wet-stone mineral notes. Delicate lime and exotic tropical fruit and floral nuances unfold with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly bound and refined flavours of passionfruit and ripe tropical fruits form a slender core. Aromatic herbal notes unfold, with mineral interest. The mouthfeel is smooth and very fine-textured, with lively acidity underlining the fruit providing drive and energy. This is well-balanced and refreshing, the flavours carrying through to a dry, grainy-textured finish with passionfruit and minerals. This is a refined and elegant, passion fruit Sauvignon Blanc with liveliness and energy.
Pea and mint risotto is what this needs!