Harvest Date: 2nd – 9th April 2015
Vineyard: 75% Seaview 25% Wairau
Total Acidity: 7.5
Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/l
2015 was an incredibly smooth harvest which commenced around a week earlier than expected. This was due to the consistently dry, warm weather we enjoyed all summer in Marlborough, as well as the lighter crop from the cooler weather over the flowering period. 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 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
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