Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
A pure Marlborough wine, one that encompasses all that is appealing in the clean and fresh expressions of ripe, fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc. Assembling harvests of the best grapes is essential, Totara's meticulous team know all the most dedicated growers and retain access to the finest parcels. A lifted nose of lemons and grapefruit, flinty mineral nuances and hints of soft tropical fruit leads you to a palate showing crisp citrus characters, subtle fresh asparagus, finishing refreshingly dry.
To make the best wine possible, one needs to control all aspects of grape and wine production. Totara is just such an operation, crafting wine to the most exacting standards, a complex assemblage of fruit from a number of good vineyards that lie within the subregions of Marlborough. Inoculated by a combination of yeasts and treated to a cool temperature controlled fermentation, with some extended lees contact to flesh out the palate. The final wine is vinified with as little intervention as possible, the aim being to preserve nature's own balance and vitality of fruit. Bottled unwooded and unoaked, Totara is fashioned to be a clean, refreshing wine with revitalizing fruit characters and well balanced acidity.
Pale straw colour. Lemon and citrus aromas, grapefruit, passionfruit and herbal notes. Clean and fresh, showing more of the lemon and citrus characters on the palate, as well as hints of asparagus with dill, passionfruit and pineapple. Delightfully aromatic and powered by the juiciest expressions of Marlborough fruit, it finishes immeasurably long and clean, refreshingly tangy and pleasingly dry.