2018 SAUVIGNON BLANC

TASTING NOTE

Colour: Pale straw

Bouquet: A lifted and perfumed Sauvignon Blanc with strong citrus characteristics leading into ripe tropical tones. Complimentary flinty and smoky notes linger in the background providing a complex balance to the primary fruit.

Palate: The wine is juicy and mouth filling with vibrant ripe fruit. A fresh line of balanced acidity supports the soft, round texture.

Food match: Fresh, simple seafood dishes especially oysters. Also compliments goat's cheese well.

Cellaring: Drinks beautifully now or can be cellared for three to five years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region  Marlborough home vineyards
Alcohol 13.0%
Acidity 6.9 g/l
Fermentation Small proportion of
indigenous yeasts
Maturation

2-3 months in Stainless Steel

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Our version of the classic aromatic Marlborough style of Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are hand-picked from eight of our own vineyards within the Wairau Valley. Cropped at an average of 7.5 tonnes/hectare (50hl/ha). The fruit is whole bunch pressed, cold settled before fermentation and 2-3 months aging in stainless steel tanks. A portion of this wine is fermented using indigenous yeast. Bottled without fining.

REVIEWS

95 Points - Bob Campbell

Intense, ripe sauvignon blanc with tree fruit, nectarine, red capsicum and guava flavours. A rich, gently tangy and deliciously accessible wine that stood out from the crowd in a tasting of 2018 wines.

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