OPAWA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

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Gold Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

Opawa wines are made by Nautilus Estate and offer a softer more accessible style than those under the Nautilus label while utilising the same fruit sources and winemaking team. The quality is certainly right up there as the two gold medals attest.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"This wine is bright lemon colour with a hint of green. Exotic perfumes leap from the glass with vivacious aromas of citrus peel, elderflower and hints of fresh kaffir lime leaves. The palate is refreshing and intense, displaying crisp citrus notes and passionfruit flavours, this wine is well balanced and focused with crisp acidity and a long, juicy, mouth-watering finish. Made from grapes sourced principally from our own Opawa vineyard on Rapaura gravel soils, the fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night and immediately pressed at the winery. A cool fermentation followed using an aromatic yeast, with a small portion being fermented in large oak cuve’s to add a textural element to the wine. After a short period on yeast lees the wine was clarified and filtered prior to bottling in July 2017".
ANZWA 2107
"It’s lively and tasty showing tropical fruit, Gala apple and capsicum notes with a dazzling vibrant palate."
NZIWS 2017
"Vibrantly poised with gooseberry, blackcurrant leaf, citrus zest and passionfruit curd. It's juicy, long, mouthfilling and delicious with a lovely softness from a small portion of oak"
Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"From Nautilus, the 2017 vintage (was grown in the Wairau Valley and mostly handled in tanks, but 5 per cent was fermented with indigenous yeasts in large oak cuves. Mouthfilling, it has very good body and depth, with ripely herbaceous flavours, a touch of complexity, and a crisp, dry (2 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely balanced finish. Enjoyable young."


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