Maven Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

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This wine is a bold statement of ripe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It has a strong influence of citrus and tropical fruits; there are hints of sweet herb and nettle. It is a rich mouth filling wine with excellent texture finishing with classical crisp Marlborough acidity.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

This wine is a bold statement of ripe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It has a strong influence of citrus and tropical fruits; there are hints of sweet herb and nettle. It is a rich mouth filling wine with excellent texture finishing with classical crisp Marlborough acidity.

Vineyard

This premium Sauvignon Blanc is a single-vineyard wine sourced from our own sustainably managed vineyard at “Cravens Road” in Marlborough’s famous Wairau Valley. The grapes were picked at a range of ripeness levels for optimum flavour and complexity.

We separated the main block into a number of zones and varied the amount of leaf plucking in each. This directly affects the fruit’s flavour and composition, with more exposure to the Marlborough sun leading to riper, more tropical flavours. The fruit for the Maven Sauvignon Blanc is always the ripest and most pristine each year.

Winemaking Note

The Maven Sauvignon Blanc only utilizes the free run portion of the juice. This is fermented very slowly at low temperature to emphasis the riper tropical attributes of Sauvignon Blanc. A small portion of the juice is fermented in old oak barrels to assist with depth and complexity. The wine remains in contact with its yeast lees for 3 months after fermentation to further develop mouth feel.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Our Cravens Road vineyard, in Marlborough, occupies an extremely picturesque site backed by the Richmond Range, with the Wairau River just 200m from the vines. Cravens Creek winds through the vineyard and is an obvious feature. One characteristic is its relative uniformity: its deep silt loam soils, with moderate to high fertility and good water-holding capacity, promote greater consistency in fruit development and maturation.

Due to its uniformity the block was planted in a North/South row orientation to maximise sun exposure using close vine spacings (2.4m rows x 1.8m vines) to reduce the yield per vine (thereby increasing the quality of the fruit). The entire vineyard was hand-planted over a 10-week period in the summer of 2003 resulting in the first small harvest of 2005.Maven also selects grapes from other local vineyards that can meet its demanding standards, for its award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot.Maven Wines is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, a programme to promote environmental best practices and guarantee quality assurance.

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