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.
The Generations Sauvignon Blanc is a combination of old world and new world winemaking. The old world brings mellow yeast autolysis and highlights minerality, and the new world brings all the punchy tropical fruit with racy acidity. An enticing wine that is a great play on the typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Great matched with smoked foods or try with Goat’s Cheese.
Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit-driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character balanced with zesty passionfruit and a dry finish, this wine will take you straight back to the warmer summer days. ABV: 12.5%
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.
A bright and expressive nose with notes of white peach, passionfruit and pineapple. The palate bursts
with citrus, lime and a hint of blackcurrant leaf. The mouthfeel is electric and lively with a long dry
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.
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.
This is a complex and elegant wine it is distinctively different style of sauvignon blanc malborough fruit with its characteristic grassy herbaceous elements have been overlaid and softened with the tropical notes of hawkes bay fruit.
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