Torlesse Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (12 x 750mL) Waipara, NZ

Vineyards - Grapes are from the McKenzie and Waipara Fields Vineyards located at latitude 43° South, 60 KM north of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand.

The soils vary from free draining terrace sites to the heavier clay loams on the higher terrace, all the terrain is gently undulating. The average age of the Sauvignon Blanc vines varies from 15 to 20 years.

Winemaking - Machine Harvested in early April

Harvest brix ranged from 21 to 22 Brix [% sugar]

Pressing, then cold settling was followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and barriques

Overview

Vineyards - Grapes are from the McKenzie and Waipara Fields Vineyards located at latitude 43° South, 60 KM north of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand.

The soils vary from free draining terrace sites to the heavier clay loams on the higher terrace, all the terrain is gently undulating. The average age of the Sauvignon Blanc vines varies from 15 to 20 years.

Winemaking - Machine Harvested in early April

Harvest brix ranged from 21 to 22 Brix [% sugar]

Pressing, then cold settling was followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and barriques

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The wine making intent is to focus on the distinctive fruit flavours that make New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc an icon wine style.

The vineyards different terraces each impart their own distinctive character, the structure of the wine reflects the soil type, the heavier soils provide body and structure, the lighter soils add fresh aromatics and a hint of mineral character. This wine represents the best expression of fruit driven flavours from the excellent 2016 vintage. Enjoy with chicken, pork, seafood or vegetarian dishes.