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Matua Valley Wines



Matua began as a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, New Zealand, in 1974. Founders Ross and Bill Spence quickly gained a reputation for innovative, award-winning wines, and were first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. Today, they produce a wide range of distinctive wines, and these innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines are now enjoyed all over the world.

The name Matua (mah-too-ah) in Maori means “head of the family”.

About the wine:
Soft in color with Pale straw green hues, this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows tropical and citrus fruits along with attractive herbaceous / varietal characters on the nose. The palate is generous and fruit driven with classical Marlborough acidity giving a fresh, clean palate and passionfruit finish.

About the Vintage
After the grapes were harvested, the juice was separated from the skins on arrival at the winery. The skins were then pressed and the resulting juice re-blended with the free run juice. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel with various yeast strains to enhance the distinctive natural aroma. After fermentation the wines were racked off gross lees and allowed to sit on light lees prior to blending and bottling.

Winemaking
The grapes were machine harvested, with the juice being separated from the skins on arrival to the winery through a drainer. The skins were then pressed and the resulting juice re-blended with the free run juice. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel with various selected yeast strains. After fermentation the wines were racked off gross lees and allowed to sit on light lees prior to blending and bottling. We harvest the fruit from a range of premium sites to craft a wine that truly reflects the Marlborough region.

Key Facts
  • Matua produced New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Focused tier, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
  • Matua in 2012 was New Zealand’s most internationally acclaimed winery.
  • Winner 2012 IWSC NZ Wine Producer of the Year.
  • From Marlborough, the world’s famed Sauvignon Blanc growing region.
  • NZ Sauvignon Blanc growing at 24.4% vs. TTL Sauvignon Blanc at only 9.9%.
  • CEMARS certified (commitment to measuring and reducing carbon emissions).
Mutua Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
 

 

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