Pa Road 2018 Sauvignon Blanc has won the title of ‘New Zealand Wine of the Year’ at the China Wine & Spirits Awards.
The CWSA is China’s largest, and most prestigious wine and spirits competition, with 100 judges from Hong Kong and China blind tasting wines from over 55 countries each year.
The Pa Road 2018 Sauvignon Blanc features fruit sourced from two of te Pa’s main estate vineyards in Marlborough, in the Wairau Bar, and the Awatere Valley. The fruit was machine harvested and destemmed in the field. The individual blocks were fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The wine was then blended from a selection of nine batches split across two complementary vineyard sites.
The wine possesses aromas of grapefruit and mandarin, with guava, red currant and floral notes. The palate displays nectarine, citrus, and passionfruit flavours with a pithy texture and a clean crisp finish.
te Pa is a family-owned, Maori-owned winery based in Marlborough, New Zealand, with a heritage that traces back to some of the earliest Maori landings to the historic Wairau Bar almost 800 years ago. te Pa’s owner, local Marlborough man Haysley MacDonald, whakapapas back to those early landings, and his family have lived on, and farmed the land near the Wairau Bar ever since.
With winemaker Sam Bennett at the helm, te Pa and its sister brands Pa Road and Koha, produce wines with incredible quality, value, and a unique heritage and history that offers customers provenance and authenticity.