Marlborough, Wairau Valley. Giesen Stump Ck 29% and two contract blocks – Herkt 27%, Belmonte 44%. Organic Certification with BioGro NZ.
Blocks harvested at optimum ripeness, pressing commenced immediately as the fruit arrived at the vineyard. Each vineyard was kept separate to allow for true vineyard expression to show. Tanks were floated for clarity and juice lees were reincorporated into each vineyard parcel before fermentation. Held in stainless steel on light lees before blending in late May. A light protein fine with no palate fining. Bottling in early July.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Our winemakers suggest pairing the 2015 Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with fresh shell fish such as mussels or clams, steamed in a simple tomato, garlic and fresh herb broth with a touch of chilli.