Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Vintage: 2017 Colour: White Style:Dry
Producer: Kim Crawford Estate
Kim Crawford Wines was established in late 1996, when Kim launched a range...
made from fruit grown in the South Island. Kim sold the company to Constellation in 2005 and has since handed the winemaking reins over to the Constellation winemaking team. Despite Kim no longer being involved with these wines, the current winemakers continue the classic Kim Crawford philosophy and style. Control over grape supply has always been essential for Kim Crawford Wines and they now have the largest vineyard resource in Marlborough of any wine company, across the greatest breadth of sub-regions, ensuring consistency of quality and style.
Grapes for the Sauvignon Blanc were selected from a number of vineyards throughout the Marlborough region. Individual blocks were targeted for their strengths and overall contribution to the blend.
A cool summer was followed by a long, warm autumn - ideal ripening and harvesting conditions. One of the best Sauvignon vintages of the decade in Marlborough. The superb vintage conditions enabled them to pick when the grapes were showing their optimum flavours in April 2010.
The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the evening and overnight to preserve flavours. Each block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process. Fermentations were carried out at low temperatures and when all tanks had completed fermentation they were proportionately blended, fined, stabilised and bottled.
An exuberant wine brimming with flavours of pineapple, passionfruit, stonefruit and a hint of herbaceousness. The finish is fresh, zesty and lingering.