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Supernatural Wine Co. Minus 220 2020

New Zealand, New Zealand Wine
Organic
Biodynamic
No SO2

A single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc with extended skin contact in the orange wine style, 6 months sur lie barrel aging all old oak. Completely unadulterated and minus any sulfur additions.

Country New Zealand
Region New Zealand Wine
Appellation Hawke's Bay
Producer Supernatural Wine Co.
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
¥4,620  (incl. tax)

A single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc with extended skin contact in the orange wine style, 6 months sur lie barrel aging all old oak. Completely unadulterated and minus any sulfur additions.

Country New Zealand
Region New Zealand Wine
Appellation Hawke's Bay
Producer Supernatural Wine Co.
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Production

Viticulture

100% Sauvignon Blanc, farmed organically, vinified naturally and estate grown by winemaker and viticulturist Hayden Penny. The vineyard and wine are certified organic with www.biogro.co.nz effective from March 2015. Grapes were hand-picked from the Eastern section of the vineyard, which due to lighter, less vigorous soils and more wind exposure produces smaller, riper berries and lower yields.

Vinification

Grapes were hand-picked from the Eastern section of the vineyard, which due to lighter, less vigorous soils and more wind exposure produces smaller, riper berries and lower yields. De-stemmed without crushing, fermented at cool temperatures with indigenous yeast using a pied de cuve formula. Nine days on skins, fermentation finished off skins to ensure minimal oxidation. Matured for six months in neutral oak on its lees to develop texture before being bottled unfined, unfiltered and with zero additions including zero sulphur. Full malolactic fermentation.

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Smoky and spicy notes are characteristic of the site, along with richness and texture that are encouraged with skin and lees contact. ‘The palate is dry and full-bodied with a soft, almost creamy edge. The acidity and phenolics provide texture, grip and freshness but neither structural element is particularly high. Definitely youthful, it is mainly on the front-palate currently with most of the depth and complexity hidden at this stage. The finish is good with ample length, spice (mild coriander seed and cardamom), plus a hint of anise.

Producer

Producer 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 Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.3%
Product Code SN201456
UPC 9421902058165