Green Glow Skin-Fermented Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc (2018)

Closed with a crown seal, the organically certified 2015 vintage (3.5*) was hill-grown in the Tuki Tuki Valley and held for two weeks on its skins. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, it was lees-aged for six months, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A golden, full-bodied, dry wine with ripe tropical-fruit flavours, it impresses with its weight and depth, rather than vibrancy or complexity. A ‘serious’, firmly structured wine, it may have been past its peak when I tasted it in early 2018. (From Supernatural Wine Co.)


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $37 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: NR

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2019

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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