91 Points ~ James Suckling 2019
94 Points ~ Cameron Douglas
91 Points ~ Dr Jamie Goode, NZ Wine Beyond Sauvignon Blanc, Edinburgh 2019
Hunter’s Offshoot Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Pét-Nat)
Marlborough, New Zealand
A special parcel of fruit from Bridge block was selected to make this wine. They chose this vineyard as it shows classic Rapaura characters. Passionfruit and grapefruit dominate the nose. The palate is soft and juicy with some fresh acidity.
This new range allows the younger generation of Hunter’s to experiment with new techniques and presentation.
Offshoot Sauvignon Blanc is different from the rest, this Pet Nat (pétillant naturel) was bottled whilst still fermenting to create a naturally carbonated sparkling wine.
Techniques can be compared to a Coopers Beer or an apple cider, this wine is naturally cloudy, with sediment, which is a result of the natural fermentation in bottle.
It contains minimal sulphites and is perfect served cold on a warm spring or summer afternoon in the sun!