Single Vineyard Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Single Vineyard Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Single Vineyard Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

NZ$118.50 incl. GST incl. GST was $19.75 per bottle

Tasting notes

Abundant aromas of fresh citrus and passionfruit blend together with lively herbaceous notes in this single vineyard wine grown in the Brightwater region of Nelson. On the palate the wine is balanced and concentrated, bursting with the fresh flavours of lemongrass, ripe tropical fruits and zesty citrus. Persistent and layered, this is a lively yet elegant expression of Sauvignon Blanc that seamlessly leads to a long and crisp dry finish.

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The grapes for this wine were machine harvested before being transported to the winery located in Marlborough. Once at the winery grapes were assessed, with the best select parcel separately pressed and put into a small stainless steel tank for cold settling. After approximately 48 hours the very clear and clean settled juice was racked and then inoculated with an aromatic yeast, with the carefully temperature controlled fermentation carried out in stainless steel  - ensuring a long and slow ferment. Once fermentation was complete, the resulting wine was aged on its ferment lees for up to two months with stirring occurring weekly. Once the optimal balance between texture and fruit was achieved the wine was stabilised, fined and prepared for bottling in mid-August.


This wine is grown under contract on the Elmside vineyard in Brightwater, Nelson. Moderate crops and careful attention to the vineyard throughout the season with regular trimming, a leaf pluck in early summer and rigorous disease monitoring led to the growing of very clean high quality grapes. A particular block that has a seam of very bony, gravelly soil running through it is targeted for this wine and carefully kept separate for processing. Picked in early April the late dry autumn sun in Nelson provided us with very ripe and rich fruit in remarkably clean and pristine condition.


Vintage: 2014

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.20

T/A: 7.5 g/L

R.S: 2.6 g/L