Leftfield Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson
A blend of 91% Sauvignon Blanc from Nelson and 9% from Waipara on the South Island. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and a little residual sugar was retained to add a touch of richness. Strongly aromatic with a crisp vibrancy to the finish; it shows aromas of passion fruit, nectarine and lemongrass alongside other green herbs. Perfect with zingy flavoured shellfish and Thai food generally.
- Type: White
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Hawke's Bay
- Vintage: 2017
- Producer: Te Awa
- Primary grape: Sauvignon Blanc
- Bottle size: 75cl
- 2018, Bronze International Wine Challenge 2019
Zesty, herbaceous or aromatic whites
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ABOUT THE WINE
This wonderful white wine produced by Te Awa is made in Nelson. You won't find this wine stocked in multiple retailers. Available in 75cl bottles, supplied by Hatch Mansfield. Left Field Sauvignon Blanc is an inspired wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes. This screwcap wine is made with added-sulphites. Herbaceous and zesty, perfect with white fish, asparagus, goats' cheese or dishes with green herbs.
Sauvignon has boomed in recent years. Its crisp acidity makes it a popular choice as an aperitif or with food. It's an aromatic variety, enjoyed when young, and mostly un-oaked. Produced in a variety of methods in the Old and New World resulting in a light and minerally style to more tropical flavours.
- Green Peppercorn
- Honeydew Melon
- Passion Fruit