Harvest Date: 4th- 11th April 2014
Vineyard: 75% Seaview, 25% Wairau
Total Acidity: 7.3
Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/l
Sun-ripened fruit, cooled by ocean breezes, was always going to be the perfect starting point for what has proved to be an excellent 2014 vintage. Successfully harvested in good time, the grapes displayed all of the qualities for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has become world-renowned. Distinctively aromatic notes of blackcurrant leaf, wet stone and crushed oyster shell are beautifully balanced by a flinty minerality.
Eight parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were selected for this wine from our vineyards in the Awatere Valley, and two from 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 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 seafood – especially prawns, fish and also mezze plates.
Sydney International Wine Competition 2012
NZ International Wine Show 2014