TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2020

23,00 CHF - 24,00 CHF

31,99 CHF pro Liter

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A complex Sauvignon Blanc with finesse, purity and ripe flavours. Three different vineyards and careful winemaking ensure a stunning variety of aromas.


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TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2020


review Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020Cameron Douglas MS: 95/100 (Outstanding). A complex, familiar bouquet of SB with aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits, soft sage-like herb layer and fruit spices. There's power and intensity with a precise and enticing complexity. On the palate - equally complex with flavours and textures of crushed stones, pith and ripe orchard fruits then herbs and spice. The tropical fruits layers in reflecting variety with a vibrato and finesse reflecting site and winemaking. A delicious wine with power and drive – a limousine style. Well made and ready to drink from purchase and through 2025+.


review Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020Wine Orbit (Sam Kim): 94/100. Fabulously fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, feijoa and kaffir lime aromas with a hint of oatmeal. It's brilliantly bright and focused on the palate, delivering excellent fruit power together with textured mouthfeel backed by firm acidity, finishing persistent and delicious.


review Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92/100. Te Whare Ra's 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a racy head-turner, balancing ripe, tropical notes and ample breadth on the palate with zesty citrus and herb shadings, bright acids and a long, refreshing finish. Drink Date: 2021 - 2023.


review Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020Bob Campbell, MW: 93/100. Lush, ripe sauvignon blanc with attractive passionfruit, red capsicum, lime zest and citrus flavours supported by juicy acidity. A punchy wine with a pleasing texture


review Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020James Suckling ( 93/100. The intensity and freshness here is hard to beat in this hotly contested category, and the intensity of peach, green-mango, lime and grapefruit flavours is impressive. Long, juicy and mouth-wateringly fresh. Drink or hold.


Tasting Note

Distinctive Awatere characters of guava, white currant, and elderflower coupled with lovely ripe passionfruit & tropical notes and hints of basil and lime from the Wairau fruit. These follow through to the palate - which is fine and soft with loads of fleshy fruit balanced by a ripe, juicy acidity and lingering minerality. There is real fruit weight here and that is complimented by lovely texture from the time on lees and the barrel parcels.

Aromas and flavours:

Aroma Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020: NektarineAroma Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020: ZitroneAroma Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020: PassionsfruchtAroma Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc 2020: Hollunderblüte


Additional information

Type: White wine

Grape varial: Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 13% vol

Food match: seafood, particularly oysters or lightly seared scallops. Spanner crab, wild onion, macadamia, smoked daikon, tofu.

Vineyard: This 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a blend from three specially selected vineyards in two different subregions of Marlborough. Two of the vineyards are in the upper Awatere Valley – Shamrock, Trelawne Farm and the third being the Te Whare Ra block in Renwick. The growing conditions in the Awatere are characterised by cooler temperatures and slower ripening than in the Wairau, which is all important for flavour development and ripe acidity. The wines from this sub-region tend to be more restrained in their youth but have great texture, structure and longevity. Our home block, the warmer days of the Wairau Valley and a bigger diurnal range. These climatic factors combined with our clay loam soil here, results in wines which have great texture and fleshiness and are characterised by riper tropical notes with stone-fruit with a lovely line of minerality.

Winemaking: The Awatere parcels of fruit for this wine were select machine picked and the Wairau portion was hand-picked and hand-sorted. The free-run and soft pressings parcels were combined for fermentation. The majority of the parcels underwent slow, cool fermentation in stainless, with 10% of the blend fermented at warmer temps in older French oak demi-muids. All parcels spent time on fine lees, post ferment for texture. This wine has not been fined and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and anyone else who loves authentic, hand-made wines.

Vintage: Over the spring of 2019 Te Whare Ra experienced great conditions during flowering which led to moderate crops and a nice, even set. The summer that followed was warm, dry, and very nice and even with no big heat spikes. Overall not too hot, not too cold, just right! The first fruit got into the winery mid - March and harvest completed by the first week in April. The resultant wines have great depth of flavour and fleshiness with purity of fruit, bright aromatics and ripe, juicy acidity.

Residual sugar: 0 g/l

Total Acidity: 6.7 g/l

Wine style: dry

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulfites

Cellaring potential: This 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is drinking well now but Te Whare Ra is consciously making a style of Sauvignon that will benefit from some bottle age, so it will also develop with careful cellaring for 3 to 5 years.

Closure: Screwcap

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