2006 Oriel Mana
Marlborough, New Zealand
Wine Enthusiast: 88 pts
Wine Spectator: 87 pts
Mana is a traditional Maori word meaning the ethereal substance from which magic is formed and souls are made.
Vineyards | Winemaking
Shallow and stony soils with overlying sandy loam. Hand-picked and pressed. Tank fermentation at warm temperatures. Aged on the lees for 4 months.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Picked: March 7–April 21, 2006.
Aroma: Passion fruit and ripe melon, with herbal notes and hints of flint. Taste: Bright, tropical fruit with refreshing mineral finish.
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