CS_SauvBlanc

GRAPES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

DISTRICT OF ORIGIN OF GRAPES

Marlborough, New Zealand.

VINIFICATION

Each parcel of fruit was kept separate. Settled over night, racked clean and fermented cool. I used a number of yeasts and around 8 % was barrel fermented in French Oak.

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol 12%
  • Sugar 4.0 g/l

COLOUR

Lightly coloured with green tinges

NOSE

Initially it has a moderately intense nose of lemon, lime and hint of cut grass. As it opens up in the glass, it reveals passionfruit, pine apple, honey and melon.

PALATE

Given the time on lees, and the influence of oak, the palate is rounded and full, with contrast and balance being provided by the minerally edge and freshness of natural acidity.

FOOD MATCH

This wine can be enjoyed on its own, or accompanying a variety of foods such as oysters, grilled fish or spicy thai (but serve it cold to make it more zingy), where it should not overpower, but enhance and provide balance.

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