Quantities are in 6 packs - $138 for 6 bottles
($23 per bottle)
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
5 STARS - Wine Orbit, June 2022
COLOUR: A delicate, pale green/gold.
NOSE AND PALATE: A complex nose reflecting tropical notes, the palate highlights classic varietal notes of capsicum and lemongrass. A wine with a lovely balanced finish, range of flavour and length.
REGION: 100% Waipara, North Canterbury
WINEMAKING: The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by the winemaker. We picked across the vineyard at different times and degrees of ripeness to allow the individual cuvees a range of site expression. Extended skin contact time was used prior to crushing to enhance extraction of the aromatic compounds. The fruit was then very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and the juice allowed to cold settle. The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using a range of yeast renowned for their ability to enhance the Sauvignon Blanc aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the acidity and to add palate weight and structure.
WINEMAKER: Matt Connell
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
MATURATION: 100% stainless steel fermentation
Alc Vol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 3.06 g/L
PEAK DRINKING: 2022-2024 - will continue to develop for a further five years from vintage date.