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Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Sourced from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough, this is a generous Sauvignon Blanc with lifted aromas of nettles, snow peas, guava and flint characters. The palate has a citrus and grapefruit approach followed by a mineral mid palate, elegant texture and long finish.

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale yellow.

NOSE

Nettles, snow pea, flint, wet stone and guava.

PALATE

Citrus approach, grapefruit, mineral mid palate, long finish with good weight and texture.

SERVE

Chilled to 4 degrees Celsius.

PEAK DRINKING

Made to be enjoyed young, fresh and crisp.

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WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

7.5 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Varous vineyards around the Marlborough region.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

An early start and a cooler growing season produced a longer season, yet the stable autumn allowed the fruit to be picked at just the right time. Harvested between 22nd March and 15th April 2011.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

Cleaned, settled juice fermented with a range of yeasts at cool temps (12-15oC) for approx three weeks, then racked off lees and kept chilled for three weeks before sulphuring and warming before blending.

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