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2017 Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2017 Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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$191.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • In 2017 our free draining hillside vineyards paid back the enormous effort that goes into working the steep sites producing fruit that was in very good physical condition that retained the ripeness of flavour despite the adverse weather. Our sauvignon blanc was hand harvested off a number of hilltop blocks and was whole bunch pressed to directly to barrel for wild fermentation on full juice lees. The semillon was gently pressed and settled before being racked clear for fermentation in old seasoned barrels. Following fermentation the wines stayed on lees for nine months in barrel before blending.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Flinty sulphide notes over aromatics of guava, gooseberry and nettles with undertones of lychee and chalk dust. Fresh with vibrant acidity balanced by weight and texture from the barrel fermentation and a long persistent gin and tonic like finish. 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The Man O’ War story begins with a special piece of land rich in history. Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War is a stunning array of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and pristine beaches forming a ruggedly beautiful coastline. Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War, and convinced that world class wine could be grown here they began planting their first vines in 1993. Today, Man O’ War consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and micro climate. Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformed Man O’ War’s rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Each block has been meticulously designed with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities to best match the specific terroir on offer. Driven by this blueprint, their white varieties have been carefully placed high on the exposed volcanic hilltops of Man O’ War so that they benefit from cooling sea breezes, extending their growing season and giving them great concentration and minerality, while their red varieties are draped down precipitously steep sheltered clay hillsides enjoying the heat and drainage provided, promoting serious intensity and depth.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 84 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Light to mid-straw colour, with a peculiar bouquet which reminds of burnt char-grilled vegetables. A hint of singed hair. It's quite vegetal beneath the bottle-aged character. The wine is intense and searing on the palate, with abundant acidity and a very dry finish assisted by phenolics and oak. It's a wee bit chewy and demands food.

    84 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Light to mid-straw colour, with a peculiar bouquet which reminds of burnt char-grilled vegetables. A hint of singed hair. It's quite vegetal beneath the bottle-aged character. The wine is intense and searing on the palate, with abundant acidity and a very dry finish assisted by phenolics and oak. It's a wee bit chewy and demands food.