Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc
The picturesque Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the north bank of the meandering Awatere River in Marlborough. With soils ranging from silt over gravels to stony gravels, the vineyard consistently produces ripe and full flavoured fruit. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night to minimise transport stress and maintain fruit integrity and purity.
After receiving skin contact post crushing, the juice was pressed and went to stainless steel tanks, where a long and cool fermentation took place. Subsequent to the fermentation, the wine remained in contact with the lees for three extra months for maturation, before it was then fined out with gentle fish and milk products and filtered.
The nose offers aromatics of ripe gooseberry, lime, passionfruit and grapefruit, whilst the palate is complex and layered with ripe tropical fruit and subtle minerality, typical of the Awatere Valley. This wine is gently structured with acidity providing balance and length. The wine will gain further texture with short term bottle age.
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