2019 SAUVIGNON BLANC

TASTING NOTE

Colour: Pale straw

Bouquet: Bright, fresh, citrus driven sauvignon, with elements of honeydew melon, pears and gala apples in the background. A very pure, yet restrained, classic sauvignon expression. 

Palate: The citrus core of flavours are juicy and intense. Deliciously refreshing acidity and mellow rounded texture on the finish. The wine calls for fresh, simple seafood, but as usual, can be enjoyed on its own.

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

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region  Marlborough home vineyards
Alcohol 13.5%
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, precise sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, citrus, subtle passionfruit and a suggestion of struck flint character. A powerful wine that’s long and linear, with strong varietal definition that’s made more interesting with a hint of reductive character.

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