Wither Hills `Rarangi` Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

The wines of the Wither Hills Single Vineyards - Rarangi, Benmorven and Taylor River - test the senses and demonstrate the suberb synergy between region, vineyard site, variety and the winemaker. These vineyards define our unique sense of place within Marlborough.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"Fine smoky, nettle-scented nose. Lovely minerally notes and a long finish"

International Wine Challenge 2013 (May 2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Since the first release of this wine in 2007, we have done very little in the way of manipulative winemaking in the winery. All picking decisions are made by physically walking the rows and tasting the fruit. The wine then undergoes cool tank fermentation, and is left on light lees for six months before being bottled in early December. The wine is bone dry to accentuate the mineral purity of this unique vineyard - its turangawaewae, its sense of place.

Aroma/Palate

Minerality, umami, old foreshore, sea salt, and lime are the backbone to this wine. Fresh vibrant aromatics of citrus, lemongrass, rockmelon and subtle coriander and mint characters present themselves, and the palate is dedicated to texture and crunchy ‘intelligent’ acidity, true to site, with a ripe phenolic spine.

Food Matching

A Sauvignon Blanc well suited to a variety of foods; from melon wrapped in prosciutto, shellfish, to light Thai dishes infused with coriander and lime zest.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2013

Vintage
2012
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1994, with vineyards strategically sited throughout Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Wither Hills has always been dedicated to the philosophy that exceptional wines are ‘created in the vineyard’.

Named after the southern landmark range of Wither Hills that border our vineyards, our focused, hands on approach to winegrowing allows us to make a range of wines that reflect our passion for the ‘place where we stand’.

Winemaker Ben Glover

Ben Glover grew up among the vineyards of Marlborough and has worked at Wither Hills since its establishment almost ten years ago. In April 2007, he was appointed Chief Winemaker for the winery providing him with the opportunity to lead the award-winning winemaking team at Wither Hills.

He has a wealth of wine growing and winemaking experience across New Zealand and has worked internationally in Sonoma in California, Margaret River in Western Australia, Burgundy in France, and Puglia in Italy.

His particular passion is Pinot Noir, and the international accolades earned for the Wither Hills Pinot Noir are a reflection of Ben’s devotion to his craft.

His selection as the New Zealand representative scholar for the inaugural Len Evans tutorial in 2001 and his extensive experience as an international wine judge are testaments to his dedication to quality wine – both winemaker and as an appreciative wine drinker.

Ben has a Commerce Degree from Canterbury University and a Post Graduate degree in viticulture & oenology from Lincoln University.

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