The nose features passionfruit and floral notes with an underlying lime and herbaceous
character. The palate is fresh, clean and bursting with intense fruit flavours, the wine’s
texture belies the wines fruit driven nature. This Sauvignon Blanc is concentrated with
lovely minerality and a hint of lees/wild fermention character.
The fermentation was done predominantly in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures
with yeast selected to enhance the wonderful fruit-driven aromatics, 7% of the blend was
fermented wild in old French oak barriques to enhance the texture of the wine and add
diverse flavour elements.
This wine is a blend of five different vineyards representing a wide range of soils (alluvial
silts, gravels, clay) and micro climates. These vineyards are located in the Waihopai
Valley, Dashwood in the Awatere Valley and some on the outskirts of Renwick and on
Alabama Road next to the winery. Each vineyard brings it’s own unique range of flavours
and texture to the finished wine.The grapes were harvested at a slightly lower brix level
than last year, the fruit was very clean and packed with flavour.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to four years.
Wonderful with a Greek salad, some Marlborough green-lipped mussels or with any