Bouquet: The nose shows citrus notes, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and blackcurrant leaf.
Palate: The palate is full, lively and balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with seafood, chicken, salads and pastas.
Dietary: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
Cellaring: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.
The 2019 growing season in Marlborough was a hot and dry one. We received small amounts of rain towards the end of December, but then nothing further until late February. These rain events had very little impact on soil moisture levels, but helped to replenish our rivers, setting us up nicely to see us through to harvest. Vintage started in mid-March and it provided us with incredibly stable weather. This meant we could pick blocks at their optimum, without having the pressure from weather events like we have experienced in other years. The resulting wine is showing the wonderful hallmarks that our Awatere vineyards are known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours, with underlying purity and minerality.
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 23rd March – 15th April 2019
Carefully selected parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from our Awatere Valley vineyards were used to craft this wine. The fruit was harvested over a period of twenty days. At the winery, the fruit was destemmed and gently pressed. Each of the individual parcels were fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts to enhance varietal characters. The wine was then blended, stabilized and filtered in preparation for bottling
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% | pH 3.14 | TA 7.28 | RS 3.9g/l