Four Hawk Day Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012
‘Four Hawk Day' is an unusual name that will be easily remembered. It is the label for Adrian Landon-Lane and Jo Janssen, who after supplying fruit as contract growers for 20 years have decided to have their own wine. The name originates from their children's saying playing backseat games while travelling by vehicle in sighting hawks. One, two or even three hawks spotted were a delight. Four hawks was "the best day possible”. The label depicts a hawk as painted by daughter Jess at 9 y.o.
Landon-Lane and Janssen first planted in the Waihopi Valley foothills in 1993. Their fruit was consistently used in the premium wines made by wineries that sourced from them. They have 6.48 ha of Sauvignon Blanc and 0.8 ha of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir each. Following this 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, made by veteran winemaker David Pearce, there will be a Pinot Gris in 2013 and a Pinot Noir in 2014. www.fourhawkday.co.nz For more information and availability details, contact Jo Janssen on Tel: 03 572-4023 or email: [email protected]
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Four Hawk Day Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 08-Oct-2012Brilliant straw-yellow colour with green-gold hues, pale on rim. The nose is fresh, tight and elegantly proportioned with concentrated aromas of passionfruit and English gooseberries, lifted with some fermentation esters, white florals and honeysuckle. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, subtly succulent fruit flavours of passionfruit and grassy, gooseberry flavours form a smooth core and flowing palate. The acidity is perfect for balance and energy and carry the flavours to a soft, gentle, lingering finish. This is a classical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a smooth succulence. Match with seafood and poultry over the next 2+ years. MS clone Sauvignon Blanc from the Landon-Lane/Janssen family vineyard in the Waihopi, stainless-steel fermented to 12.9% alc. and 4.6 g/L rs, the wine aged on lees. 18.0/20 Oct 2012 RRP $22.00