Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc comes mainly from our younger vineyards (vine age ranges from 8-23 years old) within the Martinborough appellation. These vineyards sit on a mix of alluvial and clay soils. Our younger vineyards tend to produce Sauv Blancs that feature crisp, dry, and citrus qualities and provide a mineral finish compared to the other plantings.
The grapes were hand harvested on cool mornings to maintain vibrancy and freshness. After gentle pressing the wine was cool-fermented with selective yeasts to release the aromatic compounds found in the grapes. This wine receives no oak treatment as we believe the purity of this fruit is best expressed by fermentation and ageing in the absence of oak.