Vibrant and crisp, our Sauvignon Blanc boasts the pure and intense flavours of a variety of
Marlborough’s distinct sub-regions. The diversity fully expresses the intensity of aroma and flavour possible within the region's unique climatic conditions.
90 Points Wine Spectator (2020 Vintage)
• Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 Platinum (2017
• Berlin Wine Trophy Awards 2018 Gold (2017 vintage)
• Marlborough Wine Show 2017 Silver (2017 vintage)
• 6 times voted Best Value in Wine Spectator (Vintages
2009 - 2017)
• 29 medals, including 6 times Gold, Double Gold,
Champion (Vintages 2013-2017
This pure and bright Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has a vibrant fruit-driven nose bursting with tropical fruits and herbaceous characters. On the palate luscious flavours of citrus zest and pineapple combine with notes of currant leaf and sweet red pepper. Finely balanced with zesty acidity, an underlying
minerality, and just a hint of residual sweetness this crisp and
fresh wine leads to a perfectly long, dry, and persistent finish.
Machine harvested grapes are transported to our winery located in
Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. Once at the winery the grapes are pressed
in modern membrane presses, with both the free-run and harder pressings
combined in stainless steel tanks then chilled and settled until clear. The juice is
then racked and warmed before being inoculated with selected yeast cultures.
The ferments are controlled through temperature manipulation and stopped
with just a very small amount of residual sweetness. Blending occurs in early June, after which the resulting wine is stabilised and filtered without the need for
fining, ready for bottling in early July.
Kono Sauvigonon Blanc