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Decibel Wines are the vision of Winemaker Daniel Brennan and produced with some of New Zealand's best Wine Growers. 


Hawke’s Bay lies on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The region enjoys dry summers with moderate, cool nights. This wine re ects a single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc which was grown inland on the elevat- ed terraces of the Crownthorpe sub-region of Hawke’s Bay. This sub region of Hawke’s Bay enjoys long, strong sunlight hours but is slightly cooler than the coastal plains of Hawke’s Bay, making it most suitable for growing Sauvignon blanc. 2015 was a very ne growing season, quite typical for Hawkes Bay. This wine was picked early enough to maintain solid acidity and primary fruit avours and aromas.


After harvest in late March the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks using two different yeasts in co-fermenta- tion. Frequent stirring was done throughout fermentation and post fermentation allowing the solids to esh out the palate. The wine was then cold settled and stabilized before bottling under screw-cap to maintain the bright fruit and aromatics gained from the young New Zealand soils.

Tasting notes:

Tropical fruit dominates the aromatics of this wine with hints of Passion fruit, stone fruit, Melon, Honeydew with a touch of Beeswax. A light spice can be sensed both on the nose and the palate. Up front the palate has a soft attack with lush fruit and hints of Talcalm. The midpalate is chalky and rich showing hints of Feijoa, minerality and green spice. The finish is bright, perky and textural.

Food Pairings:

Fish Curry
Chicken Cutlets
Sautéed seasonal vegetables