Cloudy Bay 2013 Te Koko, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
The very existence of Te Koko is the result of winemaking curiosity. The idea of using indigenous yeast was unheard of in New Zealand when the Cloudy Bay winemakers made their first trial in 1991. The Grapes come from the same meticulously managed vineyards as Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and the parcels of fruit destined for Te Koko are identified at the time of harvesting. Te Koko is released as a three year old wine, only after all the individual components are fully integrated. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Intense and distinctive, this opens with vivid floral details, featuring honeysuckle and peach aromas to the apricot and fleshy melon core. Very juicy lime acidity accents the spicy, honey-scented finish. Drink now."