Supernatural Sauvignon Blanc 2013
The Supernatural is unique: passion fruit and guava,
spice and honeysuckle lime and a luscious long palate.
Organically grown, naturally vinified.
Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is one of the most popular white wines in the UK, but this takes things to another level. Coming from Hawke’s Bay on the North Island, the Sauvignon vines are planted on one of the country’s few hillside vineyards.
And Co. wine is made in a natural style with minimal intervention – low sulphur, no fining and the skins are left in contact with the fermenting juice briefly to maximise flavour, body and texture.
This lack of wine making intervention allows the ‘terroir’ to shine through, giving a unique take on kiwi Sauvignon. There are ripe grapefruit and peach aromas, but also smoky and spicy notes which follows onto the palate which is full-flavoured with refreshing natural acidity. This is less overtly fruity than most NZ Sauvignon, but offers much more complexity and has a lovely oily texture.
It is sealed with a crown cap, more commonly seen on beer bottles, but which serves as a perfect closure for wine bottles – expect to see more wines being sealed with this practical closure in the future.
90 Points – Tom Cannavan’s Wine-Pages.com, ‘A natural wine with minimal sulphur, long skin contact and closed with a beer bottle-style crown cap. Clear, yellow colour, fresh orchard fruits, clean but not hugely aromatic, still a pleasing orange and sprightly Cox’s pippin fruitiness. Long and tangy, this has plenty of crunch and zipping acidity, and is a fine alternative Sav Blanc from New Zealand.‘ July 2016 (2013 vintage)
‘New Zealand benchmark with layered, mineral purity‘ Liz Sagues, Hampstead & Highgate April 2016 (2013 vintage)