Sauvignon Blanc 2022 750ml
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022silver gold – gooseberry – capsicum - snow pea - lemon rind - citrus oil - lupin- zesty - electric
VintageNorth Canterburys’ warm start to the 2022 vintage was welcome after the challenging frost events of 2021. Bud burst was reasonably early in late September. This was followed by frequent rain events up to flowering , which raised disease pressure throughout the district. This weather also resulted in a patchy flowering and this set a smaller crop for the 2022 harvest. The warm start was tempered by cool weather in the new year as growing degree days dropped signifinatly to the long term average. This cool weather dragged out the ripening process and required extra vineyard work of canopy management and some crop thinning to ensure the fruit had minimal damage from disease, and the crop load could be ripened. Settled weather during harvest allowed for very careful picking decisions and the resulting wines are true to site and season.
VinificationAll fruit is estate grown organically. We are looking for a combina- tion of ripe flavours, bold acidity, and satisfying texture. We pick the fruit from each of our three terraces individually and they remain separate throughout vinification. 66% of the final wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks, to preserve the chrisp fruit profile and to protect the distinctive thiols of our Sauvignon Blanc. The remaining 33% of the wine is fermented with high solids and wild yeast in old French oak, bringing in the complexity of texture and minerality to the final wine. After three months maceration on lees all components were blended and stabilised in early spring.
WinePale gold with silver streaks. Aromas of gooseberries, sweet capsicum, meyer lemon, hints of basil and crushed tomato leaf combined with warm, wet river gravels. Bright citrus, fresh granny smith, white nectarine with underlying tropical notes and crushed passionfruit seed on the reprise. All encased by a generous silken texture. The palate is washed over with a saline minerality to give a refreshingly dry savoury finish.
Tech Parcel 1: Parcel 1: Parcel 1: Final Wine: RS 4.05g/L
Picked 22/04/22 Picked 23/04/22 Picked 23/04/22 Bottled 9/11/22
pH: 3.05 TA: 9.49 Brix: 23.58 pH: 3.10 TA: 10.28 Brix: 21.78 pH: 3.35 TA: 7.91 Brix: 24.05
pH: 3.2 TA: 7.2 Alc: 13%
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