Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Analysis:

Harvest Date: 27th March - 20th April 2016

Vineyard: 50% Seaview 50% Wairau

Total Acidity: 7.2

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: 3.27

Residual Sugar: 4.2 g/l

Vintage

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.

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 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.

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Raymond Chan

Awards

Blue/Gold Award
Sydney International Wine Competition 2013

Double Gold

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

Gold

China Wine & Spirit Award 2013

Gold

Air New Zealands 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