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Huia - Huia Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Area: Wairau Valley
  • Wine Maker: Claire & Mike Allan
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2017
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 87 (2013) VS: 87 (2013) WE: 90 (2013) WF: 92 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Intense and fruity with zesty, lip-tingling gooseberry, greengage and lime notes underlined with just a hint of tropical passion fruit. Bright and fresh - but rounded too.

Winery Information

Huia

Huia is a tiny husband and wife operation based in Marlborough creating delicious, biodynamic wines and all in small quantities, so there

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)87 pts

April '15 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc shows appealing restrained on the herb and green apple-laced nose with a lovely yeasty undercurrent. Light-bodied, it satisfies the palate without overwhelming with very pleasant freshness and harmony.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

Pale, bright straw-yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit pith, anise and tarragon, plus a capsicum note. Supple and pliant, showing good ripeness and intensity to its grapefruit pith and pepper flavors but a slightly bitter edge on the back. Not short, though.-- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Enthusiast (2013)90 pts

Claire and Mike Allen’s fine Sauvignon Blanc epitomizes the Wairau subregion, blending slightly grassy notes with passion fruit and riper stone-fruit flavors. It’s medium bodied and tightly focused, with a silky mouthfeel and a long, citrus and white-currant finish. — J.C. (7/1/2014)

Wine Front (2013)92 pts

Huia was of one of my first ‘lightbulb’ moment producers who were making wines of high quality and smaller volume from Marlborough. Claire and Mike Allan of Huia are delightful people of the NZ wine world, too. They’re still at it. Fruity, perky, Carmen Miranda’s hat. Attractive perfume. There’s a clip of grassiness and herbaceousness that segues from perfume to palate, a rolling trim of jalapeno pepperiness that starts and finishes the wine with attractive spice. It’s set to ‘classic Marlborough’, for want of a better expression, but with some chalky tug and a tighter finish. Easy drink, more complexity than you’d think.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were pressed with the different vineyards being kept in separate vessels. A portion was fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral French oak barrels to add further richness and complexity to the palate of the wine.