Bouquet: Shows ripe notes of gooseberry and guava, underpinned with herbaceous aromas of snow pea and capsicum.
Palate: The palate shows intense gooseberry and passionfruit flavours balanced with a crisp, refreshing finish
Food Match: Enjoy with fresh seafood, chicken and salads.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.
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 stable creating nice even crop levels in the vineyards which translated into wines with great concentration and texture. The resulting wine is showing the wonderful typicity that our Wairau vineyard is known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours of passionfruit and guava, vibrancy, purity and minerality.
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 1st - 2nd April 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 9.5% pH 3.36 TA 7.31 RS 5.4g/l
We selected and harvested a parcel of Sauvignon Blanc from our lower Wairau vineyard to make this wine. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off, followed by a long cool fermentation in stainless steel to capture and enhance the natural fruit flavours. The parcel was then stabilised, filtered and bottled.
* 25% lighter in alcohol than our 2018 Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc
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