Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Marlborough)
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is deliciously aromatic and highly perfumed – exuding ripe nectarine, pink grapefruit and lemon zest with a lifted floral fragrance reminiscent of jasmine and elderflower.
,br> Classic ripe Marlborough Sauvignon – with melon and gooseberry flavours and a touch of passionfruit, wound into a generous, mouth-filling palate that finishes dry and crisp.
Available at this great price by the dozen.
"Talc, lemon juice, floral notes and faint green apple. Juicy, slurpy texture, soft and watery flavours, simple and relatively short, though concentration is good and there’s some chalky detail in the mix. Has refreshment factor, some interest, personality. Feels like quality in the offering."
90 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2018, Drink: 2018 - 2020
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Soil types vary from the young alluvial soils of Rapaura, Renwick and the upper Awatere, which contain high proportions of New Zealand’s ubiquitous Greywacke river stones, to the older and denser clay-loams of the Southern Valleys.
The majority of the vineyards were trained using the divided Scott Henry canopy management system, with the balance on a two or three-cane VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis.
Harvested largely by machine during cool (often cold) night-time conditions, the Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked into half-tonne bins, which were tipped directly into the tank press and lightly pressed. The resulting juice was cold-settled prior to fermentation in stainless steel, primarily using cultured yeast for cool, slow fermentation. A portion was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation using slightly warmer temperature regimes.
All individual vineyard batches were left on lees and kept separate until late July, when the blend was assembled. The wine was bottled in mid-August. Winery Notes
|Brand||Greywacke Wines New Zealand|
|Country of Manufacture||New Zealand|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$34.00|