Tasting notes : Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This pure and bright Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has a vibrant fruit-driven nose bursting with citrus fruits and herbaceous characters. On the palate luscious flavours of lemon zest and guava combine with notes of currant leaf and fresh bell pepper. Finely balanced with zesty acidity, underlying minerality and just a hint of residual sweetness. Therefore this crisp and fresh wine leads to a perfectly long, dry, and persistent finish.
Try with a variety of Seafood Dishes, great with Prawns and Smoked Salmon. The freshness and beautiful racy acidity makes this a cracking wine to accompany a cheese board.
Kono Wines is located in Te Tauihu, the top of the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Their country is defined by the beauty of its landscapes and the warmth of its people. Known for its dramatic mountain ranges and miles of pristine coastlines, it is a place of creativity – unbound by convention. That is to say they have a strong attitude of adventure and a great sense of fun.
Firstly, machine harvested grapes are transported to their winery located in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. Secondly, once at the winery the grapes are pressed using modern membrane presses. Using both the free-run and harder pressings combined in stainless steel tanks then chilled and settled until clear. The juice is then racked and warmed before being inoculated with selected yeast cultures. The ferments are controlled through temperature manipulation to retain aromatics in the wine and stopped with just a very small amount of balancing residual sweetness.
Blending occurs in early May, after which the resulting fresh and lively wine is stabilised and filtered without the need for fining, ready for bottling in early June. In conclusion, the unique climate, varied geography and soil structure combined with a deeply passionate connection to the land contributes to diverse and sophisticated styles across the wine growing regions.
For more information about the producer : https://www.konowines.co.nz/ourwines