Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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All Vavasour wines are 100% varietal and true, honest expressions of their Awatere Valley terroir.
A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc flaunts a powerful bouquet of tropical fruits layered with grapefruit and melon.
The wine is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods.
The Awatere Valley is a sub-appellation within Marlborough. It has deep Greywacke soils compacted over millions of years by ancient glaciers. Huge boulders, carried down the Awatere River, are strewn across the valley floor. River shingles, gravels and silts help bind these large rocks.
The vineyards are partially protected from the prevailing north-westerly winds by a broad range of mountain peaks. Awatere valley wines are particularly prized for their intense aromatics, ripe flavours, dynamic textures and concentration.
The fruit came from our 85 hectare (196-acre) estate vineyard located in one of the marquee sites of the Awatere Valley. The climate here is noteworthy for its wide diurnal temperature swings; the soils are low in fertility and comprised of stones and pebbles mixed with clay and loam. The rainfall ranges from 279-406 millimeters (11-16 inches) a year, arid by any measurement. Winery Notes
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