Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
The Greenstone Point vineyards are located on choice soils within the renowned Marlborough winegrowing region. Made famous for it's world class Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is graced by a picturesque coastline, sheltered bays and scenic harbours. The Greenstone Point winemakers are as fastidious at managing vines as they are at maintaining the natural beauty of the country, putting their philosophy of minimalist intervention into practice. Their devoted efforts are rewarded each vintage by harvests of ripe and intensely flavoured fruit.
During the course of winter, the Greenstone team set up the following year's crop by cane pruning each individual vine by hand, a highly labour intensive effort which yields Semillon and Sauvignon grapes of the highest order. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of night from the Rowley Crescent, Sandy Creek and Stoney Range vineyards at either end of Rapaura Road in the heart of Marlborough and transported to the winery for immediate processing. Juices are settled after a gentle pressing and racked to fermentation. Inoculated to choice yeasts and treated to a cool fermentation for seventeen days, the wines are given three months of lees contact before assembling, a light fining and filtration. Approx 13.0%
Deep pale straw with a tinge of lime rind in colour. Abundant aromas of gooseberry, tropical fruits, citrus, capsicums and pineapple. A full and well rounded, broadly layered palate, lively and fresh, exhibiting rich concentration before a long and persistent, lingering finish. To be enjoyed today alongside grilled fishes or chicken caesar.