The 43 Degree vineyard is planted with vineyard rows running in an unusual angle of 43 degrees North East to South West. This results in more shade to the southerly aspect of each row thereby producing a slightly more herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc than other sites in Marlborough.
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Winery Tasting Notes
Powerful and intense aromas of crushed herb, blackcurrant bud, passionfruit and gooseberry.
Distinctively Marlborough, a Sauvignon Blanc with a fresh vibrant palate of passionfruit and gooseberry along its distinguishing crushed herb characteristic. The wine has a wonderfully full and rich palate with striking minerality leading to a long, lasting finish.
This wine is drinking beautifully now and will also be enjoyed the next one to two years.
An ideal match with fresh seafood such as mussel fritters, scallops or pan-fried fish. It is also perfect with summer salads and smoked chicken.
The rows of vines in this vineyard are planted at an unusual angle of 43 degreesnorth-east to south-west.
The fruit was pressed off as quickly as possible to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling the juice was fermented using selected yeast in 100 percent stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its unique flavour, intensity and complexity.
Medals & Trophies
Trophy Champion Sauvignon Blanc: New Zealand International Aromatic Wine Competition 2010