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Wine Details
Richard Painter, Winemaker walks down a row of vines with his constant companion dog - Sam

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Nelson
  • 75cl bottle

Passionfruit, nectarine and lemongrass parade before the beholder. Gentle scents of green herb and flamboyant tropical fruit arrive on the scene while a light-footed streak of crisp vibrancy departs side stage.

Vineyards

Meticulous effort from our viticulture team ensured our Nelson vineyards delivered clean, concentrated, and balanced fruit jam packed with classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours.

Vintage

The 2018 growing season started with an excellent spring and a flowering period which was followed by a long spell of hot weather with regular rainfall events through the summer months. With ample soil moisture, our harvest started earlier than the previous two vintages, luckily the cooler autumn weather helped retain natural acidities as the season progressed. Despite the challenges in the season due to intermittent rainfall events, the winery team are delighted with the quality and flavours of the wines this year.

Winemaking

The fruit was gently crushed and pressed and the clear juice was run off for a cool ferment with yeast chosen to highlight the punchy aromatics of this variety. After a short period ageing on lees, the wine was blended and bottled.

Enjoy with:

  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Salads and Picnics
Imbibe on its own or devour with seafood such as grilled prawns and fresh lemon.