Otto's Constant Dream 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
Item Number: 17540
Country: New Zealand
Sub Region: Marlborough
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Soil Type: Free-draining, alluvial soils, with a high gravel and clay content
Winemaking Notes: This Sauvignon Blanc (planted in the 1980s and 1990s) is estate grown by Hunter’s Estate and sustainably farmed. The Rapaura area of Marlborough produces very pretty wines due to the free draining nature of the soils. In Omaka, the soils have a higher clay content, producing wines with more power on the palate. All blocks are fermented separately. Fermentation vessels are predominantly stainless steel, with a very small percentage in French oak, to contribute a layer of texture. Fermentation takes place at approximately 15 degrees Celsius and lasts approximately 3 weeks. Skin contact is avoided, and the wine rests on lees for approximately 6 weeks. It is lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes: Behind the pale green/yellow color lurks a vivid bouquet with smidgen of grass that puts your palate on notice. The message is delivered in the form of fresh sage, blackcurrant, fresh passion fruit and a jolt of lemon/lime freshness. This is an aromatic wine full to the brim with a savory spectrum. Fresh citrus, minerals and a hint of the sea jostling about yards from the vineyard give the wine a bracing palate quench-ability.
About Otto's Constant Dream: OCD is the wine that launched Communal Brands. Inspired by Melissa Saunders’ obsessive nature about wine, her friend and business partner, Chris Antista, created a wine in her honor: OCD. She applied said obsessive nature to find the right juice for the eponymous brand, ultimately finding a warm connection in her husband’s native New Zealand.