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2009 Sauvignon Blanc

Produced from 2 and 3 cane vines, the fruit for the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested on 31 March 2009, at 22.2 Brix, with T/A of 10.5g/l, followed by crushing and gentle pressing. This was kept reductive, avoiding juice oxidation to retain aromatics, and the clear juice was cool fermented in a stainless steel tank. Temperature control ensured the ferment was long and slow to retain primary fruit character. Fermentation was halted at around 5g/l residual sugar to balance the natural acidity of the grapes.

The wine was finished and filtered prior to bottling in late July 2009.

Tasting Notes

Intense and complex nose shows not only tropical passionfruit and lime, but also florals and a seasoning of summer herbs like mint and fennel. The palate is vibrant and zesty, with hints of blackcurrant and ripe citrus in this powerful full-flavoured Sauvignon.

Kina Cliffs Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is the perfect partner to pan-seared scallops, fresh seafood, chicken dishes and leafy green salads. Enjoy now or within the next 2-3 years.

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Silver at the New Zealand International Wine Show, September 9th, 2009, the largest wine competition held in New Zealand. Full details can be found here.
Pure Bronze at the 2009 Bragato Wine Awards, 22 August 2009. Results can be found at, or by clicking here.



2009 SB Front Label 2009 SB Back Label

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