Wakefield Downs Vineyards "Ponga" Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - Marlborough, New Zealand
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Pale straw in appearance with brilliant clarity. Vibrant aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits on the nose lead into a refreshing palate full of white peach and grapefruit. The crisp and clean aromas are accented with chalky, mineral tones. A vibrant wine with great acid backbone and a deliciously satisfying finish.
“Ponga” is the name that the indigenous people of New Zealand (the Maori) gave to the Silver Fern – a plant found only in New Zealand.
The silvery underside of this fern reflects the moonlight, so the Maori would mark their path through the forest by turning up the leaves to guide their way.
In Maori mythology the Ponga ferns represented new life, growth, strength, and peace.
Like its namesake, Ponga wine leads drinkers on a journey to discover the taste of New Zealand, carrying the true values of a land known for its high-quality Sauvignon Blanc.
Furthermore, channeling the spirit of adventurous Maoris, Ponga embodies passion for discovery and travels, encouraging us to look a little further than our everyday horizon and helping us finding fun and wonder even in our casual end-of-day drink.
Ponga is 100% made and bottled in the famed Marlborough region, located on the Northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. The largest and most well-known wine-growing region in the country, Marlborough is particularly famous for its Sauvignon Blanc.
The climate in New Zealand in perfect for growing high-quality wines – the weather is sunny and dry, but not too hot, which means the grapes ripen fully, but slowly.
Respectful of nature and the environment, Ponga proudly bears the Sustainable Winegrowing NZ™ certification seal.