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HAY MAKER Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Notes of blackcurrent and guava lead to a lively palate with tropical fruit flavours.

HAYMAKER Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw.

NOSE

Lifted aromas of blackcurrent bud, guava and grapefruit.

PALATE

A lively palate with fresh flavours of nettles and tropical fruit with a flinty elegance.

SERVE

Chilled with good friends and food.

PEAK DRINKING

2011 - 2013

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Asian style prawn salad.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

7.6 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the Mud House Vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley. The remainder is from carefully selected grower vineyards in the Awatere,Ure and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Bud break was late September and was followed by a warm spring without frost. Adequate rainfall and warm temperatures meant the shoots grew quickly and flowering was earlier than normal. After January the season cooled and although harvest began a few days earlier than normal in mid March, it didn't complete until 20th April.

GRAPE VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

After harvesting, the grapes were transported to the winery and crushed with minimal skin contact to avoid juice deterioration. After cold settling, each batch was cool fermented in stainless steel using a variety of cultured yeasts to add complexity to the blend and to retian fresh fruit characters. The wines were blended shortly after the completion of fermentation, then carefully balanced and prepared for bottling.

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