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Fumé Blanc │ Limited Edition 2018

Fumé Blanc │ Limited Edition 2018
Fumé Blanc │ Limited Edition 2018

REGION: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

White wine. Tropical fruit, gooseberry, melon, grassy notes, gentle vanilla oak. Bright acidity.

Dry | Med. Body | Light Oak | 13% ABV

Weight: 49 lbs
Special Edition Kits: Winexpert Limited Edition
Manufacturer: Winexpert
Alcohol Content: 13%
Wine Kit Timeframe: 6 Week Wine Kit
Wine Body: Medium
Wine Color: White
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Oak Intensity: Light
Labels: Included
Grape Origin: California
Wine Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
SKU: 3275-2018
Product Details


The sun loves this little bay on the Pacific coast. Hot dry winds, low rainfall and an annual average of 2,220 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 millennia, resulting in a diverse collection of soil types, making it very versatile for viticulture. With these ideal fruit-growing conditions, it’s no wonder this is the oldest and one of the most celebrated wine regions in New Zealand.


Don’t let the name fool you – though ‘Fumé’ means ‘smoke’, don’t expect a smoky white wine. Coined in the 1960s to denote a new and different 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, 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.

Due to the popularity of these wines and because they are only produced once a year, these orders must be pre-ordered.

Note: High Gravity does NOT be order extra kits. We only order the number that have been pre-ordered.

List Price: $157.95
Price: $146.95
You Save: $11.00 (7%)
Deadline for ordering has passed.
How to Pre Order
  • The deadline for the 2018 Limited Edition wines is Thursday, November 29th at 5:00 pm EST.
  • Place your pre-order on the phone or by ordering kits from our website.
  • Orders ship when the kit becomes available.
  • Orders must be paid at time of ordering.
  • Use "Bill me Later" with PayPal and take up to 6 months to pay interest free.
  • Order at least 4 of the 2017 Limited Edition kits and receive 5% off each kit. (Kits must be ordered at the same time and be on the same invoice.)

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