2016 MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC

APPELLATION: Marlborough, New Zealand

VINEYARDS: Home Block and Longbend vineyards

VINIFICATION: The two blocks were picked over two perfect cold Marlborough mornings, helping capture and retain the concentrated flavour and aromatics of the grapes. Individual batches were cool fermented in stainless steel tanks using multiple cultured yeasts, prior to blending and bottling.

TASTING NOTE:A crisp and lively wine showing aromas of tropical fruits, hints of passionfruit and citrus. With a silky rounded palate that shows amazing balance between minerality and acidity.

CULINARY SUGGESTIONS: Most fish dishes especially sashimi, mussels, lobster, as well as more simple green leaf salads or add goat’s cheese to create the perfect match.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL CONTENT:13% VOL
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.0 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.7 g/l
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 12-14°C | Between 52-58° fahrenheit
CELLAR POTENTIAL: 2-3 Years

DOWLOAD PDF TASTING NOTES: 2016 | 2015
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