Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Along the length of our North and South Islands, the cool clear waters of the Pacific Ocean carve deep natural coves into the landscape. Intriguing for its unrivalled tranquillity, this spectacular eastern coastline of New Zealand is also renowned for its exceptional wines. In these beautiful, but harsh, conditions our vines struggle for survival, producing low yields of high quality fruit with concentrated flavours.
Individual parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were selected from our Awatere Valley vineyards, where they were harvested separately at perfect ripeness. At the winery, the fruit was destemmed, gently pressed and settled, after which the clear juice was inoculated with carefully selected yeast. A long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks enhanced the fruit flavours this Sauvignon Blanc in known for. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered in preparation for bottling.
Winemaker Tasting Notes
The different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc have been combined to make a wine that is brimming with pure fruit flavours. The nose is lifted and fresh with notes of passion fruit, blackcurrant and fresh herbs. The sweet fruit characters and crisp acidity, combine to create a palate that is fresh with a zesty mineral finish. Enjoy with fresh seafood.
Harvest Date: 14th March – 15th April 2019
Alcohol: 12.5% Residual Sugar: 4.0g/l
Total Acidity: 7.2 pH: 3.1