Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is fresh and tight with light gooseberry fruit aromas along with chalky mineral elements and hints of limes and capsicums. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, straightforward flavours of gooseberries and grass show with mineral elements. The mouthfeel is crisp with slippery acidity which carries the flavours on a dry, finely textured line to a moderately sustained finish with mouthwatering, grassy notes. This is a light, up-front Sauvignon Blanc with grassy and dry, minerally flavours.
The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. The name Motuekaor more correctly Motuweka, comes from the Maori language, and means "weka island", the weka being a small bird of the rail family.
The surrounding district has a number of orchards as well as growing a variety of specialised crops such as hops. Motueka also formerly served as the main centre of tobacco growing in New Zealand. A small number of vineyards have developed in recent years, one (Anchorage) gaining an international reputation.
Nearby beaches, including Kaiteriteri Beach and Marahau, are very popular with holiday makers. The area around Motueka is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.
Motueka, as one of the nearest towns to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, as become the base of many tourist ventures in those parks. Sea kayaking and tramping now attract many thousands of visitors each year. Many artists live in the area around Motueka.
Motueka is a thriving little town with a population of over 11,000.