Supernatural Wine Co.

Hayden Penny

Hayden Penny

PROFILE
Supernatural Wine Co. is a producer of certified organic, naturally vinified, low sulphur white and skin-fermented white wines from a north-facing hillside estate in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.  Supernatural Wine Co. obtained full organic certification with BioGro New Zealand (www.biogro.co.nz) in March 2015 and commenced biodynamic farming practices in 2015.  

Supernatural Wine Co.'s philosophy relies on great terroir and traditional processes.  Their aim is to make all their wines as naturally as possible to produce true terroir driven wines.  They use indigenous yeast gathered from their vineyard for fermentation and add nothing to the wines other than a little sulphur before bottling.  They do not fine our wines and they have not filtered the 2015 skin-fermented wines.  They want to focus on producing dry aromatic and skin-fermented white wines in a very clean and direct style.  

REGION
Hawke's Bay is the oldest wine region in New Zealand and the second largest. Hawke’s Bay’s maritime climate is similar to Bordeaux but cooler, producing a more vibrant Sauvignon Blanc style that is versatile and food-friendly.  The wine style falls somewhere between Bordeaux, Loire and New Zealand and it has its own unique and appealing character.

VINEYARD
The Supernatural vineyard at Millar Road has proven pedigree being in proximity to and on similar soils, slope and aspect as Te Mata Coleraine, one of New Zealand’s most accoladed vineyards.  Over 90% of New Zealand’s vineyards are on flat land with alluvial gravel soils, so this soil and site produces very distinctive wines in a New Zealand context.
   
The vineyard is an amazing site for viticulture being situated on a north- facing hillside with slopes up to 30 degrees.  Soils are lime-rich clay with volcanic influence – they are classified as Matapiro sandy loam over Kidnappers Group sandstone and carbonaceous mudstone.   

The Millar Road property is 19.4 hectares, with 8.9 hectares planted in vines – 8.0 hectares Sauvignon Blanc (18,000 plants) and 0.9 hectares Pinot Gris (1,800 plants).  Vines were planted in 2004 and 2005.

 

Address

83 Millar Road, RD10, Hastings 4180, New Zealand

Country

New Zealand

Region

New Zealand Wine

Appellation

Hawke's Bay


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Wines from this Winery


Supernatural Wine Co. The Super-Nat Sauvignon Blanc

Biodynamically farmed single vineyard pétillant naturel sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. Bottled on the lees, this wine is inherently cloudy with a rustic authenticity.

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¥3,600
Supernatural Wine Co. Pacific Potion Amber Pinot Gris
Supernatural Wine Co. The Supernatural

Certified organic, vinified naturally, this 100% estate grown Sauvingon Blanc is unique due to its lime-rich clay and volcanic soils and maritime breezes rolling in from Hawke's Bay.

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¥3,200
Supernatural Wine Co. Green Glow

Certified organic and 100% estate, this skin-fermented Sauvignon Blanc is vinified all naturally with wild yeasts. Very unique expression of Sauvignon Blanc.

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¥3,600
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