Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
The efforts of Fairhall Downs make a good case that small is beautiful. Restricted cropping and a back to basics approach in viticulture achieves the purest, most natural wines. Fruit is often selectively hand picked, vine by vine as grapes achieve ripeness. The essential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense aromas and vibrant flavours.
Ken and Jill abandoned the long, cold winters of a Southland sheep farm to pursue a vision of making good wine in sunny Marlborough. They realized their dream at a property along Wrekin Road close to the head of Marlborough's Brancott Valley near Blenheim. They began growing grapes under contract in 1982, vineyard tips and techniques were passed on, hopes and ambitions were shared and the first bottle of Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc was produced in 1996. Picking over a range of times based on flavour yields the finest fruit. Some parcels are meticulously hand harvested and a portion is fermented in French oak barriques to infuse the palate with richness, complexity and fine textures. Alcohol 14.0%
Clear and bright appearance. Bouquet of peaches and grassy characters, asparagus and apricots with a touch of lychees and lemongrass. A rich palate with great texture, exhibiting vibrant citric and tropical flavours. Offers the full array of fresh tropical fruits and herbs on the nose and palate, finishing clean with crisp mineral acidity. To be enjoyed now, lightly chilled alongside seafood, goats cheese or asparagus quiche.