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Te Awa, Left Field Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (1x75cl)

Country: New Zealand
Region: Gisborne
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.0%
Product Code: NZGI0019B19S
Delivery: Not Available
£10.95

The yet-to-arrive 2020 vintage was awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2021 article: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - 20 from 2020 (see blue link below).

Te Awa, Left Field Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - Jan 2021 Decanter review

Left Field wines are the birthplace of the unexpected, the weird and the wonderful. They take a whimsical approach to exploration, creativity and imagination.

The winery is situated in the sacred Gimblett Gravels, a gift left behind from the trails of the old Ngaruroro River which meandered through the region until a huge flood changed its course in 1867.

Under the watchful eye of winemaker, Richard Painter, a sense of exploration runs deep at Left Field, just like the ancient Ngaruroro River winding its way through the Gimblett Gravels, always seeking a different path. When it comes to winemaking, curiosity reigns and rules are made to be broken, weaving together a rich tapestry to bring forth Left Field wines.

Meticulous effort from their viticulture team ensured that the Nelson vineyards delivered clean, concentrated, and balanced fruit jam packed with classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours.

The 2019 harvest was one of the finest on record. Spring was cool and wet and the weather over key flowering periods seemed unkind at the time. Crops were eventually down as much as 25%, but this alone does not explain the quality of the fruit at harvest. Summer was fine and warm with intermittent rain. A spell of fine weather over harvest period, allowed to pick when full ripeness had been achieved.

100% Sauvignon Blanc. 

Passionfruit, nectarine and lemongrass parade before the beholder. Gentle scents of green herb and flamboyant tropical fruit arrive on the scene while a light-footed streak of crisp vibrancy departs side stage.