McWilliams All Hallows Eve Sauvignon Blanc 2013 CONFIRM 2013 VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
The McWilliams winemaking team are blessed with access to some of the most splendid Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in Marlborough. Parcels of fruit from the Awatere Valley provide a steely and racy acidity, while grapes from the Wairau Valley display powerful and intense varietal expressions with lovely lifted passionfruit characters. A further component from the delta in upper Wairau contributes ripe and refined melon citrus flavours. Crafted to the post modern, early drinking, lighter in alcohol style, a smart choice alongside grilled fishes and chicken caesar.
In few other places are the chapters of each season written as eloquently as they are in New Zealand, as snow heralds winter and stitch birds announce spring. Made to a lighter style, the wines of All Hallow's Eve have been specially created to welcome your new season. Sauvignon Blanc is harvested at various levels of ripeness to ensure a mixture of blending options from sites throughout the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Crushed and pressed, the juices are naturally cold settled for several days before being racked clean to a slow, cool fermentation. The vinification is aimed at retaining aromatics and freshness before determining the best parcels for inclusion to create the lower alcohol style. Alcohol 8.0%
Bright and vibrant pale green. Fresh honeydew and rockmelon bouquet with varietal passionfruit and grassy undertones. A zesty palate bursting with a wide array of flavours. Excellent intensity and balance, with a lovely sweet fruit mid palate, and a crisp acidity giving a lovely slatey length of flavour.
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