Harvest Date: 27th March - 20th April 2016
Vineyard: 50% Seaview 50% Wairau
Total Acidity: 7.2
Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l
The 2016 growing season started out incredibly dry, with some predicting a severe drought. Fortunately some unseasonal rains in February set the vines up for a great final ripening period. March and April were very consistent, with warm and dry weather experienced throughout Marlborough allowing a harvest that wasn’t dictated by the weather. All varieties were able to be picked at optimal ripeness and in good time. Conditions over the flowering period were reasonably stable creating nice even crop levels in the vineyards, which has transferred into wines of great concentration and texture.
Individual parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were selected for this wine from our vineyards in the Awatere Valley and our vineyards in the Wairau Valley. The parcels were harvested and fermented separately, using selected yeast strains for Sauvignon Blanc to enhance varietal character. A long, cool fermentation took place over four weeks, with the parcels then being blended and stabilised, prior to bottling.
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Parcels from the Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley together combine to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. The nose is lifted and fresh with notes of passionfruit and grapefruit. The sweet fruit characters on the palate and fresh acidity combine to create an expressive, classy Sauvignon Blanc. Beautiful with barbequed fresh seafood.
Sydney International Wine Competition 2013
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015
China Wine & Spirit Award 2013
Air New Zealands Wine Awards 2016
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2013
Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013
Cool Climate Wine Show 2014
Marlborough Wine Show 2013
Cool Climate Wine Show 2011