Tasting Note: Pale lemon with a green hue. Aromas of enticing amalgam of tropical fruits, blackcurrant, nectarine, lime and grapefruit underscored with complexing hints of jalapeno and gooseberry. On the palate, a full flavoured, elegantly structured wine, with flavours of blackcurrant, boxwood, citrus and stonefruit. Attractive crushed leaf and mouth watering wet river stone notes enhance the lingering, textured finish.
Food Matching: This wine is a perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood, including Marlborough’s famous green-shell mussels. The wine will also pair nicely with summer salads, poultry and goat’s cheese.
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc.
Climate: 2020 was a classical growing season with plenty of sunshine, not too much heat through Summer and a return to cool nights preceding harvest, ensuring acidities and flavours remained bright and vibrant. This was all built on good rainfall pre Christmas, which set the vines up with healthy working canopies that held through to the end of harvest. The weather over harvest was settled and dry, allowing fruit to be harvested in lovely conditions.
Vinification: The fruit was machine harvested in cool evening conditions, and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. After settling, the clear juice was fermented at very low temperatures with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent varietal flavours. The wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel.Acidity: 6.6g/l.
Yvonne Lorkin Reviews 4.5 Stars!
Wine Spectator 89 Point!