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Man O’ War Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 13% 750ml
In 2017 our free draining hillside vineyards paid back the enormous effort that goes into working the steep sites producing fruit that was in very good physical condition that retained the ripeness of flavour despite the adverse weather. Our sauvignon blanc was hand harvested off a number of hilltop blocks and was whole bunch pressed to directly to barrel for wild fermentation on full juice lees. The semillon was gently pressed and settled before being racked clear for fermentation in old seasoned barrels. Following fermentation the wines stayed on lees for nine months in barrel before blending.
Man O’ War is located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, New Zealand, upon which is a stunning array of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and pristine beaches forming a ruggedly beautiful coastline. Today, Man O’ War consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and microclimate. Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformed Man O’ War’s rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Each block has been meticulously designed with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities to best match the specific terroir on offer.Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
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