This 2022 Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc encompasses everything fresh and vibrant about Marlborough from the cooler and windier southern sub region, the Awatere Valley. Pungent aromatics of lemongrass, jalapeño and fresh herbs leap from the glass, with the classic flavour of limes and the crunch of freshly picked garden peas.
The vineyards are exposed to cool southerly winds that influence a long, slow growing season with grapes retaining high natural acidities and retaining pungent green characters.
The Marlborough growing season started off well with very little frost pressure during spring. Flowering went without a glitch, due healthy soil moisture levels the canopies looked lush and vibrant. The start of 2022 summer was slightly colder; February was below the long-term average in temperature however the weather settled with a slightly damp autumn.
100% stainless steel fermentation using selected aromatic and textural yeast strains. Carefully monitored for a period of time on lees to help build palate weight and texture.
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