Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Amazingly powerful aromas, distinctively Marlborough. Lemon meringue pie, sweet passionfruit, melon and tropical fruits with hints of crushed tomato leaf.
Kim Crawford's Spitfire is the estate's rich, full-bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc from an outstanding small block called the Awatere Hills Vineyard in the Blind River sub-region, south of Marlborough's Awatere Valley.
Grapes for the Spitfire were selected from only the very best blocks from the vineyard were eventually selected, following a rigorous selection process. The wine is named after Named after a former WWII air force base where the grapes are grown.
Kim Crawford started out in 1996 from a small cottage in Auckland. From such humble beginnings, the wines soon garnered a worldwide reputation and following. The esteemed winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst joined in 2005 and today still works the estate's outstanding (and predominantly) coastal sites, where the grapes benefit from long days, clean sea breezes and crisp nights together with a long and dry autumn season to allow slow even ripening and a wonderful flavor intensity and sophisticated acidity.
Anthony describes himself as the 'guardian of flavour' crafting wines that are vibrant, bold and authentic, and redolent of their terroir.
Amazingly powerful aromas, distinctively Marlborough. Lemon meringue pie, sweet passionfruit, melon and tropical fruits with hints of crushed tomato leaf. Intense complex flavours of citrus balanced with ripe tropical fruits of passionfruit and white peach. Crisp acidity and a lingering finish round out this stunning wine.