New from Churton, the Natural State Field Blend White is a juicy, vibrant, textured white that balances vibrant acid with rich, textured aromatics. A blend of Petit Manseng, Viognier and Sauvingon Blanc picked on the same day. Organic, unfined, unfiltered with minimal S02 additions.
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Our Natural State Field Blend is a wine for the present. It is vibrant and fresh, yet multi layered and textural. Our 2020 Field Blend is incredibly aromatic, exhibiting aromas of fresh spring blossom and ripe white stone fruits. On the palate this wine is ever evolving. It is a rich and voluptuous to start, before seamlessly transitioning to a clean crisp finish. Excellent length, bright acidity.
Our distinctive hillside vineyard above the Waihopai Valley was planted in 2000 with a European approach, close vine spacing and high density (approx. 5,000/ha). We manage the vineyard according to principles of biodynamics and organics. Our Natural State Field Blend is comprised of the three white varieties we grow at Churton; Viognier, Petit Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc. We hand harvested the three varieties on the same day with the intention of combining plush Sauvignon blanc with ‘on point' Viognier and slightly under ripe Petit Manseng. This wine has had no fining or filtration and is vegan
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng and Viognier. Aromas and flavours of honeysuckle and wild flowers, lemon and apricot, crunchy apple and leesy autolysis spices. No mistaking the acidity, youthful, drive and core of flavour. A delicious wine making use of the attributes of three very distinctive and individual varieties – finding harmony, complexity and balance. Expertly made with a long almost beguiling finish. Best drinking from today and through 2024+."
92/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, November 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"A complex, layered, intriguing wine. Slightly smoky whiffs over green pear, cucumber, tonic water and wet stone. Palate is juicy and rolls long and to a puckering set of chomps. There’s refreshment and interest in the flavours and texture, plus a sense of ‘minerally things’. Pleasing drinking."
4 ½ Stars Yvonne Lorkin, December 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Each year the younger Weaver lads create a field blend that always brings a smorgasbord of citrus, spice and herbaceousness to the table. This organic, biodynamically grown and crafted 2020 wine is a blend of sauvignon blanc, petit manseng and viognier, meaning it shows white stone fruit, lemongrass and bruised basil brilliance, alongside a twang of honeysuckle, apricot stone, jasmine and white pepper. Refreshingly crazy, deliciously dry, it’s crunchy-crisp and a definite new favourite for me. Don’t chill it too much though, it needs a little warmth to live its best life."