Ripe tropical fruits with an undercurrent of gooseberry, producing a Sauvignon Blanc in a typical New Zealand style.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
An ideal warm dry autumn has resulted in gooseberry and melon with an undercurrent of capsicum and mineral in the aromas.
These aromas are replicated as flavours on the front palate, moving into a full rich mid-palate and then finish with lingering minerality. This wine is ideal for sensible summer evening drinking.
Mt Difficulty Sauvignon Blanc will improve for 3-5 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
This wine comes from our Templars Hill Vineyard in Bannockburn. The fruit was hand harvested on the 8th and 9th of April in excellent condition. We harvested slightly earlier than the past couple of seasons due to the warmth of the season and also our desire to lock in a riper spectrum of flavours. The fruit was reductively handled during processing, then gently pressed and racked clean. The wine fermented cold in stainless steel and remained on gross lees for four months post ferment whilst being stirred weekly. These practices were employed to not only retain the maximum varietal fruit character of Sauvignon Blanc but also to develop complexity, palate weight and texture.