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2016 Delta Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Delta Sauvignon Blanc

The 2016 Delta Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of great concentration, with a classic spectrum of flavour. This single vineyard wine has layers of passionfruit, red currant and capsicum. A textural wine with mouth-watering minerality and herbal notes.

Vineyard

A warm growing season, with characteristically cool nights made 2016 an ideal vintage, and allowed concentration of flavours. Low rainfall eliminated disease pressure which resulted in high quality fruit.

The grapes were harvested during the evening and transported promptly to the winery where they were pressed immediately to minimise skin contact. The juice was inoculated with cultured yeast and fermented at 12 degrees celsius to retain fruit flavour and freshness.



Vinification

The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard in Dillons Point, in the lower Wairau area of Marlborough.

The Dillons Point sub-region has slightly cooler nights in summer due to its proximity to the ocean, even soils with high levels of available minerals, and excellent drainage due to sand from an ancient riverbed lying beneath the soil.

Tasting Note

Drinking beautifully now but best enjoyed over the next two years.

Colour
Pale straw

Nose
Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of passionfruit, green capsicum and red currant.

Palate
Luscious passionfruit, black currant and mineral characters with a fresh acidity, silky texture and long lingering finish.

Serve lightly chilled.

Winemaker
Matt Thomson
pH
3.20
Alcohol
13%
Residual Sugar
2.8g/L
Titratable Acidity
7.2g/L
Closure
Screwcap

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