Gold Medal - Melbourne International Wine Comp

5 Stars & 96 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020
"Immensely complex and engaging, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, lemon pith, roasted cashew and vanilla characters with a lovely nuance of gun smoke. It's concentrated and multi-layered on the palate, delivering terrific fruit power together with splendid complexity, finishing magnificently long and expansive. At its best: now to 2030."

VINEYARD HISTORY Planted in 1993, the north-facing Clayvin site is organically farmed and employs biodynamic principles. The vineyard is high-density planted to reduce vigour of the vines, promote root structure, and deliver highly-concentrated fruit. The Giesen brothers purchased the site in 2015 following a long-term lease to ensure they could continue producing these exceptional wines

Selectively hand-picked to ensure the ‘harvest window’ for each sub-block was spot on and the fruit arrived at the winery in optimum condition. PRESSING/ FERMENTATION Whole bunch pressed with the free run juice settled and transferred to oak. Wild yeast starter creating a warm natural fermentation. Fermentation in 1000 litre German Oak ‘Fuder’ barrels, rested on lees for 11 months prior to racking, wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation. Matured in oak for 10 months. Typical Marlborough planting of 2000 - 2,500 vines per hectare. This density creates natural competition among the vines, reducing vigour, promoting root structure and intensity of flavour.

WOW This is the business!

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Sauvignon Blanc

Style:

Crisp, Dry Whites

Winemaker:

Andrew Blake

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Shelfish and salads

 

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