Taumata Sauvignon Blanc
Taumata is the shortened form of the longest place name in the world – a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke’s Bay.
At 85 characters we reckon it’s also the longest wine name in the world: in full and in Maori it is -Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu
Its name translates into English as “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one.
If you want to try and pronounce it:- “Tow-ma-ta-fa-ka-ta-ni-ha-na-kor-o-or-ta-ma-te-a-tu-ree-pu-kapi-ki-mong-a-ho-ro-nu-ku-po-ka-ee-fen-u-aki-ta-na-ta-hu”
Expressive grassy and floral nose backed with hints of citrus. The rounded, fruity palate – like honeydew melon – is balanced with crisp pink grapefruit and some herbal notes followed by a lively, mouthwatering juicy citrus finish.
A great balance between fruit and crispness – for those who prefer their New Zealand Sauv not too overtly zingy.
About the Producer
GisVin was established in 2001 by four growers to process Gisborne fruit for wineries without local facilities – with the aim of taking control to enhance juice quality and therefore improve the reputation of the Gisborne wine industry.
Prior to the GisVin these grapes had been transported in bulk trucks to wineries situated mainly in Auckland with a smaller percentage to Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Blenheim with extended travelling times compromising quality.
2002 saw the processing of 2900 tonnes of grapes that year growing to over 7,000 tonnes for 24 clients by 2006. Established primarily as a juicing plant GisVin soon evolved into a state-of-the-art, full-service winery with dedicated staff adopting accredited systems management and catering for large and small production needs.
Gisborne is the fourth largest wine growing region in New Zealand with Chardonnay accounting for half of the planting; its reputation as a premium producer undisputed – for the consistency of crop, the wine and its flavour.
GisVin are BRC, SWNZ and WSMP accredited.