Tiwaiwaka Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Tiwaiwaka Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Tiwaiwaka Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Tiwaiwaka Wines is a family business, Run by husband and wife team Morton and Elise Anderson. From grape growing to pouring a tasting glass at cellar door and everything in between, Morton and Elise do it all. 

After spending 5 years in the South Australian wine industry Mort and Elise moved back to New Zealand, and to Martinborough.  Here they purchased a 5-acre vineyard and winery in August 2002.  Tiwaiwaka’s first vintage came to fruition 2003, as winemaking begun in earnest.

Two years ago Tiwaiwaka took over the long established Cabbage Tree vineyards and winery in Central Martinborough to add to their array of wines. The Sauvignon grapes were grown on the edge of the Martinborough terrace where the vines are under stress by prevailing winds, resulting in a wine with citrus flavours with a dry minerality to the finish.

2020 was shaping up to be the perfect vintage, however just as the Semillon grapes were approaching peak ripeness the heavens opened and a deluge caused most of the grapes to split and rot. As a result there is no 2020 Semillon for Tiwaiwaka, and instead they have blended the small amount available into the Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc is commonly blended with Semillon in the French Bordeaux region. The 'Sav' brings freshness and bright fruit, the 'Sem' offers more texture, concentration, tropical notes. 

88% Sauvignon, 12% Semillon, whole bunch pressed and tank fermented. Pale gold, aromas of quince, melon, tomato leaf, and lemon. Medium bodied, flavours mirror the nose with an extra squeeze of lime, bitter grapefruit and a dash of sea salt. Looking for a tasty piece of flaky white fish to go alongside!

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Wairarapa
  • White Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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