Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
NZ$107.70 per 6-case per 6-case was

Tasting notes

This single vineyard wine is a unique expression of our high altitude site in the upper reaches of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. A bright, luminous pale golden green in the glass, it displays aromas of current leaf, citrus and sweet tropical fruits on the nose. The palate is layered and complex with flavours of juicy fruit, herbal notes and a distinctive minerality. Balanced and concentrated this medium-bodied wine finishes long, crisp and dry.

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Winemaking

Each individual block in our Awatere Valley vineyard is carefully monitored for optimum sugar and acid levels, with a dedicated harvesting crew on hand ready to pick when these levels are meet. Once at the winery the grapes are pressed into stainless steel tanks for cold settling, before being gently racked and inoculated with select yeasts chosen to naturally enhance the aromatic and flavour profiles of the wine. Fermentation is carried out at cool temperatures allowing the wine to retain its aromas; with each batch fermentation typically lasting around 21 days. After fermentation is complete the wines are left to settle on their yeast lees for a short period before being racked again into stainless steel tanks for maturation. Meticulous classification of each batch results in a final blend that truly captures the exceptional characteristics of our vineyard. Once blended the resulting wine is stabilised and filtered – without the need for fining, and bottled in mid-July to capture freshness in the bottle.

Viticulture

The 2014/2015 growing season began with typical bud burst conditions from early October, followed by a period of much cooler, windier weather. The prolonged cool and damp conditions over flowering resulted in a considerably lighter than normal fruit-set throughout the vineyard. Warm and humid conditions in the latter half of December caused rapid canopy growth, but maximum exposure to sunlight and reduced disease pressure was gained through meticulous viticultural management carried out by the vineyard team. The dry, sunny, yet cool summer that followed lead to slowing of sugar accumulation in the Sauvignon Blanc berries as well as high acid retention and intense flavour concentration. Physiological ripeness of the bunches was achieved at lower brix levels and harvest occurred approximately 10 days earlier than average due to lighter crop levels. The first block of Sauvignon Blanc was picked on the 5th April and the last was in by the 12th April; with sugar levels ranging from 21.0 to 22.3 brix.

Analysis

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.20

T/A: 6.8 g/L

R.S: 3.2 g/L