Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
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NZ International Wine Show Silver Medal. Estate vineyard, small batch production. Makersvine only exclusive.
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Why we love this wine
Grapes & TerroirSilty loam over free-draining gravels. Vertical shoot positioning. Standard vertical trellis.
ViticultureConditions were very dry early in the season, with temperatures above average and no frost events. Warm conditions over flowering in mid-December resulted in good yields and strong vine growth. The good weather continued throughout January. Marlborough had two ex-tropical cyclones during February, with this wet weather causing some disease pressure around the region. March and April was generally dry which allowed for full flavour development and picking at optimum ripeness
WinemakingThe Sauvignon Blanc was harvested during the cool autumn mornings and fermented in stainless steel tanks using selected yeast strains. A small portion of this fruit was hand harvested and fermented in seasoned French oak puncheons. Post fermentation, the wine spent approximately 4 months on lees after which the wine was blended and filtered.
TastingLight lemon colour and a bright clarity. Nose: lifted notes of grapefruit, gooseberry and red capsicum, with subtle hints of tropical fruit. Palate: layers of citrus, passion fruit, red apple and herbal notes intermingle on the palate. This finely textured wine has subtle hints of wet rock and finishes with a long, dry finish. Cellaring: 2-3 years.
Wine & Food PairingThis wine is particularly well suited to seafood dishes, poultry dishes or summer salads.