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Silver Fern Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Fern Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Analysis

Harvest Date: 30 March - 21 April 2017
Vineyard: Marlborough
Total Acidity: 7.2
Alcohol: 12.5% 
pH: 3.30
Residual Sugar: 3.8g/l

Vintage 

Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields. These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years. Carrying lighter than usual crops along with the cooler weather meant vintage started only a week later than previous years. The Sauvignon Blanc from this season has lifted notes of blackcurrant leaf, with hints of wet stone and crushed oyster shells. An underlying minerality gives great length and  structure to the palate.

Winemaking: 

Individual blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were selected for this wine from our Seaview, Brackenfield and Willowflat Vineyards situated in the Awatere Valley. The parcels were harvested and fermented separately, using selected yeast strains for Sauvignon Blanc to enhance varietal character. A long, cool fermentation took place over four weeks, with the parcels then being blended and stabilised, prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes: 

The 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of blackcurrant leaf and fresh herbs. The palate is crisp and fresh and finishes with a flinty mineral note.

Fantastic with summer salads and fish dishes.