CS_SauvBlanc

GRAPES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

DISTRICT OF ORIGIN OF GRAPES

Marlborough, New Zealand.

VINIFICATION

Each individual vineyard block was harvested at optimal ripeness. The fruit was gently pressed, cold settled, then racked and inoculated. A variety of yeasts were used, some were selected to accentuate the aromatics of the fruit, while some add mouthfeel and texture to the ?nal blend. Some tanks remained on yeast lees post-fermentation which adds a further textural element to
the wine. Approximately 3% of the ?nal blend was fermented in oak barriques and puncheons, which brings a subtle undertone of smoky savouriness.

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol 12.5%
  • pH 3.2
  • Acid 6.7 g/L
  • Sugar 3.7 g/L

COLOUR

Pale lemon

NOSE

Pink grapefruit and jasmine, followed by delicate fresh pineapple.

PALATE

Intense ?avours of lemon zest and fresh pineapple, good acid balance, and great length. The palate is textural and complex, with a pleasant long ?nish.

FOOD MATCH

Japanese ‘Gyoza’ dumplings – the ginger, pork, and garlic chives in these delicious parcels match beautifully with the ?avours and textures in this wine.

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