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Supernatural Wine Co. Spook Light 2019

New Zealand, New Zealand Wine
Supernatural Wine Co. Spook Light

Certified organic and 100% estate, this skin-fermented Pinot Gris is vinified all naturally with wild yeasts. Extended contact with skins imparts a pink gold hue to this white varietal.

Country New Zealand
Region New Zealand Wine
Appellation Hawke's Bay
Winery Supernatural Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) Pinot Gris
¥3,960  (incl. tax)

Certified organic and 100% estate, this skin-fermented Pinot Gris is vinified all naturally with wild yeasts. Extended contact with skins imparts a pink gold hue to this white varietal.

Country New Zealand
Region New Zealand Wine
Appellation Hawke's Bay
Winery Supernatural Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) Pinot Gris
Production

Vinification

Grapes were hand-picked from the dry-farmed steepest slopes of the vineyard. Light soils and good drainage produce very high quality fruit. De-stemmed, pied de cuve ferment on skins for seven days before being pressed off just prior to the finish of fermentation. Rested on fine lees following full malolactic fermentation until bottling. Unfined, reluctantly filtered and minimal sulphur added prior to bottling.

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Soft copper colour. There is a caramelised, creamy and quite rich, buttery palate with popcorn, dried apricot and even berry flavours on this full-bodied wine. There’s more than a passing resemblance to old-school Chardonnay in that amalgam of flavours. At the same time, it is also quite phenolic from start to finish, drying ( just shy of astringent), and clearly oxidative.

Winery

Winery Description

PROFILE
Supernatural Wine Co. is a producer of certified organic, naturally vinified, low sulfur 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 sulfur 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 produce 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.

Data
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.6%
Product Code SN191330