Sauvignon Blanc Nelson New Zealand
Torrent Bay is for the discerning enthusiast. The Drummond family pioneered horticulture and agriculture on Motueka Hills in the late 1800s. Today they capitalize on their prodigious local knowledge to produce the region's finest Sauvignon Blanc. Crafted from the choicest parcels of fruit with ongoing attention to detail throughout vinification, Torrent Bay stands out from the rest, just like it's scenic namesake on the coast of Abel Tasman National Park. A clean and dry Sauvignon Blanc in new world world styling with true varietal character and regional charm.
The softly rolling Moutere Hills are part of the greater Nelson winegrowing region. Soils were formed from the weathered gravels of an ancient river system, which originally reached from St Arnaud to the coast. These gravel threaded clays are renowned for producing wines of richness and texture. The first vines were planted on rich river loam beside the mouth of the Motueka River. Vibrant, fertile river flats with loamy, sandy soils, in conjunction with careful vineyard management ensure vigourous growth in the Motueka and Riwaka vineyards, while the heavier but no less fertile soils of the Moutere are coupled with incredibly hot temperatures. These climes produce mouthfilling wines with an array of aromas and flavours.
Light straw in colour. Torrent Bay is a clean, fresh and approachable wine initially delivering hay and straw aromas with secondary stone fruit characters. A nicely rounded middle palate introduces a citrus note with lemon and grapefruit flavours, leading into a slightly tropical finish with peach and nectarine overtones.