2020 Minus 220
Varietal: sauvignon blanc
Region: hawkes bay
When Hayden, winemaker at Supernatural Wine Co was asked to produce a wine that was the 'gold standard wine as an example of the intention and goal of full natural winemaking', this was the result. A zero addition wine, Minus 220 was barrel-fermented in neutral wood on its lees for six months before being sent straight to bottle. Completely handmade, with grapes hand-picked, the wine hand-stirred and manually transferred to bottle, the bottles hand-corked and hand-labelled and the natural beeswax seal (from local honey company Arataki) hand-applied.
Golden yellow in colour with fresh straw, dehydrated pineapple and spicy apricot on he nose and rich, full flavours of caramel, pineapple and citrus in the mouth. Grapefruit pith phenolics and a crisp acidity round out the finish.