Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country: New Zealand
Vinification: Protective anaerobic techniques with minimal handling were used. The grapes were harvested in the cool of the morning, then destemmed, gently crushed, and pressed to stainless steel tanks. We fermented at low temperatures with neutral yeast. After fermentation, the wine is racked and cold stabilised before bottling.
Sweetness: 1.06 g/L
Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Classically Marlborough, this wine immediately shows a mixture of herbaceous capsicum, passion fruit and ripe tropical fruit aromas. It has a very refreshing multi layered palate. These flavours and aromas leave a fresh lingering finish on the palate making it a full satisfying wine with balanced acidity.
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 - Gold
Huon Hooke, Dec 2016 - 93 Points & No. 1 Top Drop
Hunter's is the dream of Ernie and Jane Hunter - a fiercely independent, family-owned winery established in Marlborough over 30 years ago.
When Irishman Ernie Hunter arrived in New Zealand Marlborough had not even been considered as a potential wine growing region. The land was primarily used for farming: growing lucerne, barley and grazing sheep.
Only five years after producing his first six award-winning wines (the first six Hunter’s Wines to emerge) Ernie was tragically killed in a motor accident. Jane, herself a highly qualified viticulturist, took over the reigns immediately. Through her strong determination, she resolved to build on the vineyard's proven potential and success.
Jane is now an internationally respected vintner and recipient of the prestigious UK Women in Wine Award and has an OBE.