LE18 Fume Blanc

LE18 Fume Blanc


  • $129.99


The Wine

Don't let the name fool you - though 'Fumé' means 'smoke', don't expect a smoky white wine. Coined in the 1960's to denote a new style of dry, oaked Sauvignon Blanc, the name is derived from Pouilly-Fumé, a popular French appellation that specializes in a similar style wine. Made with lush New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes, this mouth-filling wine delivers a rush of ripe tropical fruit on the palate, with complex layers of gooseberry and melon, bright acidity and hints of grassy mineral notes expertly harmonized with a gentle creamy vanilla oak. Pair with goat cheese, seafood platters and chicken or pasta dishes with creamy sauce and spring vegetables.

Dry | Light Body | Light Oak | 13%

The Region

The sun loves this little bay on the Pacific coast. Hot dry winds, low rainfall, and an annual average of 2220 hours of sunshine make Hawke's Bay one of the warmest, driest areas of the island. Several major rivers running through the region have changed course over the millenia, resulting in a diverse collection of soil types, making it very versatile for viticulture. With the ideal fruit-growing conditions, it's no wonder this is the oldest and one of the most celebrated wine regions in New Zealand.

This 18-litre wine kit makes 23 litres of premium wine.