Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Wairau New Zealand
An impressive succession of highly awarded vintages, twice in a row Gold Medal Liquorland Top 1OO, Gold & Silver New World Wine Awards and second equal at the prestigious UK Wine Magazine taste off. Flanked by the ocean, mountains and rivers of the South Island, Waipara Hills yield the most stylish wines. Refreshingly unwooded and unoaked, a generous, lifted style with all the power and generosity you want and expect, yet with a lovely texture and mouth watering finish that coaxes you back for the next sip.
Waipara Hills source harvests of Sauignon Blanc from several hundred acres of prime Wairau Valley vineyards. The focus of each site is to exploit the terroir by growing the most suitable clones. All vineyards are managed by a small and highly motivated core team of personnel, each is of sufficient scale to allow for the selection of the highest quality fruit. Every parcel is carefully harvested and de juiced before being gently cold settled. Once clear, juices are inoculated with a range of yeasts and vinified for a month at cooler temperatures, followed by racking off lees and further cold settling, assemblage and clarification before bottling. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale yellow colour. Nettles and snow pea on the bouquet, flint, wet stones and guava notes. Citrus entry to the palate, grapefruits and mineral, gooseberries and delicate melon notes, the weight of fruit and refined mineral textures carry through to a balanced, mouth watering finish. Grilled cuttlefish is the go, a superb match with dressed and gently barbequed calamari or tiger prawns.