Our 52-acre Staete Landt vineyard is situated on the ‘Golden Mile’ in the Rapaura sub-region of Marlborough. The 6 parcels of Sauvignon Blanc we have on this vineyard each provide a unique expression; delivering a range of intense and vibrant flavours.
2013 was a warm and dry summer from the start of spring through to harvest. The great weather at spring resulted in an abundance of perfectly set and full bunches. A small amount of leaf removal was carried out to get optimal sun exposure on the fruit and air movement through the canopy. This vintage gave us beautiful clean fruit with optimum physiological ripeness, classy crispness and great intensity of flavors.
We always harvest each parcel of Sauvignon Blanc separately, providing us with an array of different flavours and structure. The first picks with their hallmark Marlborough herbaciousness and crisp acidity combine elegantly with the concentrated rich tropical fruit of the later picks.