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Kato Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

$13.00

Region: Marlborough
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Kato Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Marlborough, New Zealand, the premier New World growing region for this varietal. The vineyards are located in the Awatere Valley, where coastal influences protect the fruit from sharp morning frosts. The word Kato means “harvest” in Maori, referring to the unique heritage of the region. The Kato logo is a representation of three intertwined whale tails and was inspired by the Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is a migration route for humpback whales. As a wine company dedicated to sustainable principles in the vineyard we are also concerned with the protection of all natural environments, including the ocean and the creatures in it. The 2011 vintage started slowly with unseasonably cool spring weather through to December, where we experienced a late cool flowering. Over February, March and April we enjoyed the fantastic dry weather patterns Marlborough is renowned for, with warm days and cool nights enhancing the grapes natural flavors. Overall the season produced outstanding wines brimming with varietal flavor, structure and intensity. The Seaview vineyard is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough; high sunshine and wind, cool nights and low rainfall which produces a smaller, thicker skinned berry with intense fruit flavors. The rolling contours of the vineyard result in signifi cant variation (smaller, more intensely flavored fruit on the ridges, balanced by lush growth in the gullies). This wine is composed of four small batches, a combination of coastal blocks and others at higher altitude and more inland.

Tasting Notes
Kato Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted tropical notes of guava balanced by blackcurrant bud and stonefruit characters. The palate is full with suffi cient weight and the underlying fl inty minerality typical of the Seaview Vineyard with a long, dry and crisp finish.

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Additional Information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 18.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 in

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