Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Jules Taylor

Most of the country has now started to enjoy long sunny, summer days - encouraging each of us to think about and serve fresh seafood cuisine, including shellfish, white fish and seasonal salads. So to pair with these fresh flavours you need a bright, lively and crisp white wine - so on que enters this dynamic Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit for this quality, layered Sauvignon Blanc was grown in the Hawkesbury, Lower Wairau & Awatere Valley sub regions of Marlborough.

 

Each carefully harvested parcel of fruit was chosen for its specific contribution to the aroma, flavour and structure of the final wine blend.In order to respect and reflect the flavours of each individual vineyard parcel to come through in the final blend, Jules kept the winemaking deliberately uncomplicated.
As the parcels of fruit came into the winery, they were pressed and cold settled over a period of 48 hours. After racking the juice off its lees, a cool fermentation with selected yeast strains took place over a good length of time. Post fermentation, the individual components were then tasted and blended, stabilised and bottled capturing the grape varietal freshness.
In the glass the wine has a pale lime colour, with a lemon hue. On the nose this Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of fruit salad, passion-fruit and white peach, pineapple skin notes with underlying green peppers and tomato vine leaves. On the palate the wine is wrapped in a juicy acidity and those tropical flavours of passion-fruit, pineapple and subtle lychee notes shine through with restrained herbaceous notes rounding out the lively, crisp dry finish. Chill and serve at 8ºC.

An iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and through until the middle of 2014.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with simple served shellfish, steamed or grilled white fish and a freshly tossed summer salad, enjoy.