2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC
About the vintage
From bud-burst on, the 2017 growing season was warm and dry which led to good flowering and fruit set. Summer arrived with typically warm days although there was above average rainfall during February and then again during April.
Our carefully managed yields meant we achieved satisfactory ripeness levels and could, therefore, harvest the Sauvignon Blanc before the major rain period had a significant effect on fruit quality. The resulting wine possesses lovely, lifted passionfruit characters and displays the typically pronounced varietal character and flavour profile that we all enjoy.
The grapes were machine harvested during cool early morning temperatures. After careful destemming and pressing, free run and lightly-pressed juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked and inoculated with a selected yeast strain to maintain freshness and fruit character. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was held on lees prior to blending and bottling.
What the wine is like
This Sauvignon Blanc delivers everything you’d hope for from this classic Marlborough varietal. Fresh and forward with a combination of passion fruit aromas and flavours combined with citrusy tones. A dry wine, though with such flavoursome fruit, the impression is off-dry. Juicy and succulent on the palate with a supple texture and good length of flavour, culminating in a crisp finish. Alcohol 13.5%
When to enjoy
Anytime you feel like a glass of uplifting, fresh white wine! The quality and style mean that it can be enjoyed anytime over the next few years but it’s really a wine designed to celebrate the here and now. Serve chilled.
Suggested food pairings
Although ideal as a refreshing glass of wine on its own, this Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect match with seafood, salads, Asian flavours, tomato-based sauces and much more.