Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

14.00

Winemaker Notes: Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens and hints of tropical guava on the nose. The palate is refined and elegant with superb natural fruit weight providing a juicy core of layered fruit, entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus and a moreish dry chalky finish. Another remarkable Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc! A perfect match with oysters, sushi & sashimi, salads and spicy dishes. Or simply on the patio with great company and repartee.

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Named after the landmark Wither Hills range that borders our vineyards, our expert team grow and craft exceptional wines that reflect our unique sense of place. Complex and full of character – this is the beauty of Marlborough in a glass.

WINEMAKING - Our vineyards were harvested at optimum flavor ripeness. The fruit from each vineyard was kept separate throughout the wine making process to ensure integrity of each site and to provide the greatest possible blending combinations. The fruit was gently pressed, cold settled, racked and cool fermented with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics and flavors. After fermentation the wines remained on light yeast lees to enhance palate feel and structure. The wine was then racked, blended, filtered, and bottled to retain and capture the remarkable freshness of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

VITICULTURE - Frost alarms sounded throughout the spring months in Marlborough during the lead up to the 2016 vintage. Early November proved to be a particularly challenging time for the region with hard frosts occurring when vine shoots had just escaped their buds. Fortunately Wither Hills no damage was sustained and the crop were left to ripen unhindered. This cold snap in early spring eventually gave way to warmer temperatures which persisted for the duration of the season. Favorable conditions during flowering led to a successful fruit set with tightly packed bunches full of berries. A large rainfall event in the New Year gave vines a much needed drink and some reprieve from the drought conditions that had plagued the district over the previous 18 months. Rain during this period encouraged juicy berries that enjoyed warm months between January and April. The warm conditions that continued during the fall months meant there was little pressure during picking and that the grapes were ripe for picking when it came to harvest. With 2016 being one of the warmest seasons on