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Taonga 2022 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) 91 Points James Suckling
Treasured Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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Taonga is the Maori word for “treasured gift,” usually symbolized by the jade necklace given to visitors.
From estate Marlborough vineyards in the Upper Wairau, Taonga epitomizes what New Zealand wine is all about: fresh, crisp, juicy and delicious!
Certified sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
TASTING NOTES: A crisp and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with juicy layers of citrus and fresh herbs, oering a long, generous nish.
VINTAGE NOTES VINEYARD INFORMATION: Lower Wairau has deep alluvial silt deposits over gravel.
Mid Wairau has varying depth of alluvial silt loam over gravel, is well drained.
Waihopai Valley has alluvial stony silt loams and is very well drained.
WINEMAKING: Harvested at peak avor maturity from our estate vineyards across Marlborough. Gentle juice extraction, cold settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks with a range of aromatic yeasts.
Harvest 2022 was one out of the box – a winemaker’s dream. Impeccable weather throughout the ripening period led to beautiful disease-free fruit and, combined with warm days and cool nights the resulting avors and acidity are well balanced. Cooler weather during owering and a couple of visits from “Jack Frost” led to smaller bunches and lighter crops.
A medium-bodied, clean and crispy white, with sliced apples, lime, pear drops and leafy herbs. Crunchy and delicious with a polished texture and refreshing finish.
91 Points James Suckling