Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
NZ$107.70 incl. GST incl. GST was $17.95 per bottle

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 passionfruit, fresh citrus, and currant-leaf on the nose. The concentrated palate is layered with sweet tropical fruit, herbal notes and a touch of zesty minerality - leading to a pure and focused dry finish.

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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 met. 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 late July to capture freshness in the bottle.

Viticulture

The 2015/2016 growing season began with a warm October with very little frost pressure and an even budburst throughout the Awatere Valley blocks. A cooler, dry November that moved into a very dry December resulted in some irrigation pressure in the vineyard; however it also meant an excellent flowering period in the vines. January received a large rainfall event that relieved the pressure of the dryness from the previous months. Warm temperatures in the late summer resulted in a great season for fruit development and ripening, with the harvest period characterised by warm nights and generally excellent picking conditions. The first block of Sauvignon Blanc was picked on the 9th of April, with all fruit in the winery by the 18th April; and although crops were slightly heavier than seen in past years, flavour concentration was deemed to be exceptional.

Analysis

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.21

T/A: 7.4 g/L

R.S: 3.9 g/L