Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Marlborough enjoys conditions that are perfect for fruit ripening and flavour development. It is the world's most essential Sauvignon Blanc winegrowing region. Good vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau sub-districts are selected and monitored throughout the growing season. Canopy training systems are utilised to produce a complex array of aromas and flavours. Nobilo isolates the most vibrant Sauvignon Blanc grapes for the Icon, a vigorous wine with seductive fragrances of passionfruit with lychee, an opulent palate and endless finish.
Close attention is paid to sunlight penetration of the canopy and soil moisture levels to achieve the best results. Harvested during the early hours of the morning to ensure the grapes remain cool. All fruit is crushed and destemmed through the utilisation of tipper tanks and state of the art technology that allows gentle, more efficient processing. A portion of the juices are given several hours of skin contact to encourage the release of flavour precursors. The fermentations are cool and prolonged, inoculated by a variety of yeasts to achieve added complexity within the aromas and flavours. Post fermentation, Nobilo is settled and racked off finings, cold stabilised and sterile filtered prior to bottling. Approx 13.0%
Light straw in colour, brilliant and clear. A rich bouquet of passionfruit, gooseberry and nettles. A complex, powerful wine with excellent structure and weight, crafted from the best fruit, displaying the distinct Marlborough combination of ripe tropicality and fresh herbal flavours. A smooth, viscous mouthfeel extending into a crisp, refreshing finish. Pure New Zealand.