Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Winemaker: Marcus Wright and Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.25 RS: 4 g/L
Lifted, ripe, juicy passion-fruit and freshly cut grass leap out of the glass while the palate has intense lemon and lime, green capsicum and tropical fruit notes. This crisp, refreshing wine is classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with the addition of a dash of Semillon to provide a weightier texture and mouth-feel.
Each of the vineyard components were vinified separately with the free-run juice fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. Carefully selected yeast strains were chosen for their ability to enhance the aromatic profile of Sauvignon Blanc. Finally we blended the best wines together to produce this wine.
The 2016 vintage produced good levels of perfectly ripe, top quality grapes - the ripening season was ideal for the flavour development of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is produced from a number of vineyards that represent the best of the sub-regions within Marlborough, including the Southern Valleys, Rapaura, Brancott and Awatere Valleys. Each area provides different characters and textures that once blended, come together to add depth and complexity to this wine.
Best enjoyed whilst young and fresh.
Delicious as a refreshing glass on its own or with fresh seafood, tomato-based dishes, Greek-style salads, any dish with fresh herbs and other lightly flavoured foods.
Awards & Reviews
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver medal
International Wine Challenge 2017 (Tranche 1) - Silver medal
Cuisine Magazine issue 180 - Four Stars
Winestate magazine - Gold medal -five stars - outstanding - Top in category
GOLD MEDAL - 5 STARS - OUTSTANDING - TOP IN CATEGORY Winestate magazine Special Edition 2016 (Wine of the Year)