3 Tales Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Marlborough)
3 Tales Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 very pale yellow-gold in colour, with bright green highlights.
Vivid, lifted perfumes offer up yellow grapefruit and lime with crisp snow pea and wild fennel greens.
The palate is richly-flavoured, smoothly-textured with bold flavours of yellow citrus and dried provincial herbs while fine, ripe acids and powdery tannins ensure a refreshingly long, clean finish.
The freshness and acidity of this wine is a perfect match with green salads, especially those that include creamy sheep or goat cheeses. 3 Tales Sauvignon Blanc is well matched with Lemon and Pea Risotto with Tarragon.
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100% Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand.
Vertical shoot positioned, cane pruned vines planted at a density of 2525 plants per hectare. The vineyard soil originates from an ancient riverbed and comprises of free-draining, stony silts with silt loam topsoil.
From bud burst, early season weather conditions were favourable for early vine development, with good levels of warmth, sunshine and surprisingly little wind. This was to continue till the onset of flowering when untimely rain delayed the start of flowering and caused some reduction in potential yields. The key ripening months of summer returned to favourable conditions, however, while the grape intake period was defined by a series of three cyclones that brought bouts of high winds and heavy rain. Harvester and winery ownership combined with quality viticulture meant that the negative effects of these cyclones were greatly mitigated in producing the finished wines.
Once harvested, individual blocks of Sauvignon fruit were gently pressed to minimise the negative effects of skin contact. The resulting juices were fermented in temperature-controlled tanks with select yeast strains, chosen for their ability to enhance the varietal intensity and mouthfeel of Sauvignon Blanc. Winery Notes
|Brand||3 Tales Wines Marlborough|
|Country of Manufacture||New Zealand|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$17.99|