Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Cloudy Bay
Grapes were sourced from estate and grower vineyards located in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott sub-regions of the Wairau Valley. Free draining, stony soils typify the Rapaura and Renwick areas whilst Fairhall and Brancott are predominantly aged alluvial loams containing some clay. The majority of fruit was grown on a vertical shoot positioned (VSP) trellis with three canes laid down. In 2012, average sauvignon blanc yields were 7 tonnes/hectare.
Sauvignon Blanc harvest was quick and compact, lasting only three weeks, meaning all fruit had a long ‰ÛÏhang-time‰ resulting in excellent flavour development.Ageing Potential:1-3 Years
Lifted notes of elderflower, green lime zest, and stone fruit. The palate is ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus flavours coupled with an edge of minerality and sweet herbs. A small barrel ferment component gives balancing flesh to the wines crisp refreshing acidity. A classic wine from an outstanding season.
Food Matches: Mediterranean / Cheese / Foie Gras / aperatif