Sauvignon Blanc

Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Analysis:

Harvest Date: 23rd March - 14th April 2017

Vineyard: 80% Awatere Valley 20% Wairau Valley

Total Acidity: 7.5

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: 3.35

Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/l

Vintage

Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields. These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonable period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years. Carrying lighter than usual crops along with the cooler weather meant vintage started only a week later than previous years.

Winemaking

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 passion fruit 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.

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Raymond Chan

Awards

Trophy

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 (Platinum Best: Best Sauvignon Blanc)

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016

Blue/Gold Award
Sydney International Wine Competition 2013

Double Gold

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

Gold

China Wine & Spirit Award 2013

Gold

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2013

Pure Silver

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013

Silver

Cool Climate Wine Show 2014

Silver

Marlborough Wine Show 2013

Silver

Cool Climate Wine Show 2011