- Vintage & Winemaking notes:
Heading into spring temperatures in Marlborough were higher than normal. Moisture content in the soils was low which lead to an even bud burst in the vines. Below average rain fall from September to December leading into flowering combined with rising temperatures and settled weather created ideal conditions for flowering and a great fruit set. Warmer temperatures continued post flowering but the dry conditions gave way to frequent rainfall which meant verasion was earlier than usual. With all of the rain that fell January to March, canopies were in excellent health all the way to harvest. The real challenge was with some sizeable rainfall events in late February and early March which caused some disease pressure around the district, but happily we were able to harvest our fruit before any botrytis set in.
Best enjoyed while young and fresh! However you can certainly cellar this wine in a dark cool environment for 1-2 years and still be well rewarded.
- COLOUR, NOSE & PALATE:
colour: Pale straw with a hint of green
nose: Vibrant and zesty fruit aromas of peach, nectarine and passion fruit along with an intriguing hint of thyme.
palate: This quintessentially zesty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is incredibly lively on the palate with citrus and also generously layered with mouth-watering tropical fruit flavours and herbaceous hints.
- FOOD MATCH:
Enjoy with fresh mussels sautéed in a white wine and garlic broth topped with a sprinkle of parsley. Or enjoy classic Kiwi style with homemade chunky chips with flaky sea salt and fresh pan fried groper with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- wine analysis:
Alc Ph TA RS 13% 3.39 7.72 g/l 2.3 g/l