Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
The idyllic ripening conditions around Marlborough's finest vineyards sprout some of the world's most prized Sauvignon Blanc. Twin Islands creates exceptional Marlborough wines, which are crafted with early and regular enjoyment in mind. Since inaugural release, Twin Islands has represented excellence in winemaking, delivering fully flavoured, benchmark Sauvignon Blanc. Already a highly successful entrant at wine competitions, having claimed significant accolades at the New World Wine Awards, New Zealand International, Air New Zealand and Royal Easter.
Established in the early 1990s, Twin Islands is symbolic of the two main Islands of Aotearoa. A harvest of Sauvignon Blanc from good Marlborough vineyards. Each site brings it's own aromas and flavours to the blend. The grapes are harvested in the cool of the morning, gently crushed and pressed to separate the full flavoured grape juice from the skins. The juices are then allowed to settle prior to racking and clarifying. Components are treated to a long cool fermentation before taste trials and blending aimed at retaining the aromatics and fresh fruit characters. The finished wine is assembled to express a range of flavours from capsicum and citrus through to gooseberry and ripe tropical fruits. Alcohol 12.5%
Pale straw in colour. Fragrances of gooseberry and capsicum, bouquets of passionfruit and gooseberry, followed by the green vegetal of peas and asparagus, grasses and stalk. The palate unfolds to lemon and lychee, passionfruits, citrus and tropical pacific flavours. Great drinking now until release of the next vintage.