Sauvignon Blanc Wellington Martinborough New Zealand
The enthusiastic maritime climes of Martinborough are heaven sent for a style and quality of Sauvignon Blanc to rival the world's finest. Mother nature sets the stage, but ultimately it is the thoughtful viticultural practices of the Palliser Estate team, which ensures a harvest of ripe and intensely flavoured Sauvignon Blanc at every vintage. Appealing and approachable, packed with delicious flavours, previous vintages have claimed Gold Medals Air New Zealand Wine Awards & Liquorland Top 1OO.
Palliser Estate enjoys a microclimate and terrain like no other. Harvests of Sauvignon Blanc grown to warmer Martinborough terroirs are generally more fruit forward, round and silkier than the racier South Island siblings. The unique maritime climes deliver harvests of exceptional quality fruit, low cropping levels translate into the essential ingredients of power and concentration, Martinborough is one of the few areas where this is naturally imposed by the weather. A backbone of estate grown Sauvignon Blanc is vinified in chilled fermenters alongside parcels from good local growers, followed by several months on sedimentery lees to build complexity.
Pale straw colour with youthful green hues. Full nose with voluminous aromas of pungent passionfruits, gooseberry and lime, lifted with some fermentation esters. Dry to taste, flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruits and English gooseberries, a little restrained and tight in expression. Bright and fresh, leading to a dry, minerally finish. This delicious and succulent wine is great drinking alongside Mediterranean and Middle Eastern faire.