This Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of grapefruit and lime underpinned by a chalky mineral complexity. The palate is finely textured with gooseberry, zesty citrus and mineral flavours combined with a slight creaminess. A firm acidity helps to draw out the finish. This wine is drinking well now but will develop well over the next five years showing great concentration with evolving truffle and caramel characters.
Twenty-nine different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from the different vineyard blocks were pressed and then fermented separately so that we had a greater range of options when creating the final blend. Approximately eighty percent of the final blend was fermented using wild yeast for added complexity and texture. The Semillon and approximately ten percent of the Sauvignon have been fermented in aged French barriques.
Wine & Spirits(From 2007 Vintage) Pale, green-tinged yellow. Captivating aromas of lemon, lime and crushed stone, lifted by violet and jasmine. Densely packed but vibrant and high-pitched, with superb intensity and lift to the floral and mineral flavors. Finishes long and gripping, with an impression of weightlessness. This makes the overwhelming majority of Marlborough sauvignons seem strictly commercial by comparison. A lot of wine for the price.