Osawa vineyard's finest wines are called the Winemakers Collection. These are the ultimate wines Rod McDonald is able to make from our vineyard. We do not produce the Winemakers Collection every year as the wines must be above a certain standard before Rod will add his names to the wines.
Sourced from a small area within the vineyard, where we believe we have uncovered our best soil, rootstock, clonal combination. It represents less than 4% of our total Sauvignon Blanc production. We’re looking to make a unique full-bodied sauvignon with considerable depth and complexity. With 100% fermentation in French barrels and use of a little MLF and wild/natural yeasts, we’re really looking for the wine to express nothing but personality. Intense citrus and mineral flavours complemented by chalky textural lees, spicy oak highlights resulting in a wine with concentration, focused structure and individuality.
Unique full bodied sauvignon with considerable depth and complexity. The intense citrus and mineral flavours are complemented by chalky textural lees, spicy oak highlights resulting in a wine with concentration, focused structure and individuality.
Typically, Hawkes Bay produces a more lime/citrus aromatic, with some passionfruit. Hawkes Bay tends to be less overt in the grassy and green capsicum spectrum. Hawkes Bay can be more flinty and complex, while never hitting the powerful and exotic intensity of Marlborough. Arguably, Hawkes Bay might be considered more Sancerre like....
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Wines are sold in multiples of 6 bottles. You are welcome to order any combination of wines to make up 6 bottles.