The Seddon vineyard, on the southern bank of the Awatere River is in the windier and cooler southern sub-region of Marlborough, the Awatere Valley. The climate in Marlborough has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling Pacific Ocean influence. Vintage 2015 will be remembered as one of the strong years due to a great summer and modest crop levels. This Seddon vineyard sub-block of Sauvignon Blanc was chosen for this R&D wine as it is renowned for thick skins and exceptional fruit.
The wine has a golden-orange hue with pungent aromatics of melon and baking spices such as cardomon and clove. On the palate, flavours of orange rind and ripe peach are balanced with soft fleshy acidity and subtle mouth-coating phenolics.
We would love to hear your feedback on this wine. www.villamaria.co.nz/rdwine