The star of Marlborough wine region is, of course, Sauvignon Blanc and this one from Stanrock leaps out of the glass with zesty fruit flavours of lychees, passionfruit and gooseberries.
The Stanrock Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a very aromatic wine, fruit driven but technically dry. It has ripe zesty fruit flavours of lychees, passionfruit and gooseberries balanced by green tomato stalk and capsicum flavours. It has a beautifully balanced palate.
100% Sauvignon Blanc, Single Vineyard from our vineyard in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Winemaker: Eveline Fraser
Cellaring: Will age perfectly over the next 5+ years
Serving Temperature: Lightly Chilled 8-12°C
Food Match: Fine seafood, chicken dishes and salads, or simply drink for pleasure!
Harvest Date: 14th April at 22.1% brix.
Bottled Date: 23rd Nov 2016
SEASONAL CONDITIONS: The 2016 season will be remembered for being a very warm, very dry summer. Fruit cropping levels were about 10% above “normal” fruiting levels.
The weather stayed good throughout the harvest period. Great flavours developed earlier in the harvest allowing us to pick the fruit in parcels as the blocks reached their optimum maturity. The grapes were machine harvested at night when the fruit temperatures are lower to capture and maintain the fruit freshness.
Vinification: Acer a gentle pressing, the juice was sealed and racked to stainless steel tanks, where it went through a controlled fermentation using french yeasts. The wine then spent a good .me on lees to add a real depth of flavour and palate weight to the wine.
Review by Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: “It is fresh and fragrant on the nose displaying grapefruit, nectarine, lime zest and subtle herbaceous characters. The palate is lively and focused with excellent fruit purity, backed by crisp acidity. The wine is elegantly expressed, and delivers brilliant sauvignon flavours, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2019.”
GOLD Medal in China Wine & Spirit Awards 2017