Kennedy Point Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Kennedy Point vineyards are hand-tended by the team led by vineyard manager Heike Sonnenschein to ensure that we get the best possible grapes for the wines. Today Kennedy Point has five vineyards on Waiheke Island. Oakura Bay was also planted in 1996 and has the same varietals as Kennedy Point, plus Malbec and Chardonnay. Whakarite Bay, planted in 1999, is predominantly Merlot. Jasa Vineyard, planted in 2001 is 100% Syrah Grapes. Whakanewha Bay is 100% Chardonnay.
The wine produced on this property reflects the organic vineyard certification essence of the land, and supports the winery's belief that great wine is grown in the vineyard. Organic viticulture aims to sustain and enhance the fertility and life- supporting ability of the soil by not using chemical fertilizers and sprays.
Part of the Wairarapa region in the southern end of the country’s North Island, Martinborough is a bucolic appellation full of artisan, lifestyle wine producers. Above all else, their goals are to tend vineyards for low yields and create wines of supreme quality. Pinot noir is the main grape variety here, occupying over half of the land under vine.
Comparing topography, climate and soils, the region is nearly identical to Marlborough except that it produces top quality reds on the regular.