Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
The Opawa River formed the gravel soils that make up the Marlborough Winegrowing heartland which includes the Nautilus Opawa Vineyard, and lead to the ripe, juicy structure of this wine. Building on Nautilus' reputation as one of the region's most respected producers of Pinot Noir, and its specialised Pinot Noir winemaking facility, Opawa meets a demand for a top quality, mid price pinot.
Winemaking & Viticulture:
Made from grapes sourced principally from our own Opawa vineyard on Rapaura gravel soils, the fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night and immediately pressed at the winery. A cool fermentation followed using an aromatic yeast, with a small portion being fermented in large oak cuve’s to add a textural element to the wine. After a short period on yeast lees the wine was clarified and filtered prior to bottling in October 2014.
This wine is bright lemon colour with a hint of green. Exotic perfumes leap from the glass with vivacious aromas of, passionfruit skin, citrus peel and hints of fresh herbs. The palate is refreshing and intense, displaying crisp citrus notes and passionfruit flavours, this wine is well balanced and focused with crisp acidity and a long, juicy, mouth-watering finish.
Food matching :
Seafood / Light Poultry