Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough/Awatare New Zealand
Vavasour were the first to plant vines in Awatere Valley, an area with climes rather different to the rest of Marlborough, yielding a quality of Sauvignon Blanc which offers unique charm. There is only one goal for the team at Vavasour, get the best fruit and make the finest wine for those who appreciate all things Marlborough. Careful land management is essential, leaf plucking and shoot thinning, closely manicured canopies and controlled yields, all ensure harvests of Sauvignon Blanc, exhibiting great concentration of fruit and vibrant varietal character.
After two decades of pioneering viticulture in the Awatere and Marlborough regions, Vavasour have established a highly experienced team of growers and winemakers. Sustainable land management is the priority, the team dedicate much time in mainatining the environment. Each year the best parcels of Sauvignon Blanc are earmarked for special attention. When the finished wines are outstanding, they form the small quantities under the Vavasour label. Harvested throughout the cool of night to retain flavour and freshness, careful winemaking and choice yeasts are employed so that the vibrant fruit flavours from the vineyard are preserved. Vinified to be completely unoaked, Vavasour packs a vibrant fruit driven, acid punch.
Light yellow colour. Powerful bouquet of fresh herbs and tropical fruits layered with ripe stone fruit and bright citrus. Vavasour is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods. The palate exhibits tropical, citrus and stone fruit flavours with an underlying flinty note so expressive of Awatere Valley. The finish is crisp and dry.