Te Whare Ra, Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere, New Zealand
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a regular favourite but too often it feels like the volume has been turned up beyond 11. And this is why we love Te Whare Ra. Anna and Jason Flowerday farm their vineyards in Awatere organically and biodynamically, a farming method which aims to maximise biodiversity and carries out various activities in the vineyards and winery in line with lunar phases.
Te Whare Ra wines are delightfully elegant and quietly expressive but still wear their Marlborough origin with pride. White stonefruit and florality, coupled with lovely ripe tropical fruit and hints of basil and lime on the nose. These follow through to the palate – which is refined with vibrant fleshy fruit and great texture balanced by a ripe, juicy acidity and lingering minerality.
Country - New Zealand
Region - Awatere
Variety / Blend - Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Style - White Wine
Farming - Organic / Biodynamic