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2014 Mount Ara Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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This Sauvignon Blanc screams all things Marlborough. It's tropical and passionfuity on the nose, with some frisky, zippy, lemony acid on the palate, and a dryish, fruity finish. Would be great to share with your mates over some 'fesh and cheps' bro.

Winemaker's Notes

Mount Ara is the local name for the vantage point above our vineyard. From here, there are sweeping views across our single estate, down the Wairau Valley and ultimately to the Richmond Ranges.

Harvest & Winemaking: The grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from our single vineyard in the Southern Valleys sub-region of Marlborough.

The vineyard is planted on alluvial soils that are much older than other parts of Marlborough. The leaching of soil’s nutrients over many thousands of years results in lower natural fertility and the low vigour, low yielding Sauvignon Blanc vines deliver fruit with an ideal balance of ripeness, intensity and acidity. The inland Marlborough climate, with its warm days and very cool nights produces a riper, more subtle expression of the region’s iconic Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes from targeted parcels within the estate were machine harvested in early April. The wine was aged on yeast lees for about two months prior to racking, blending, fining and then bottling.

Tasting note: The Sauvignon Blanc grapes selected for this wine have come from stony soils that deliver a fresh vibrant wine with lively aromas of citrus, overlaid with tropical fruit that has a refined and elegant finish- a classic expression of Marlborough from Ara.

Alc/vol: 12.3%

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