Herringbone Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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Herringbone Hills Sauvignon Blanc is produced from selected grapes grown at the base of these eponymous hills, where the stony soils deliver a vibrant wine with lively aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, and a refined and elegant finish.

Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Wairau Valley
Vintage: 2015
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Vibrant and lively
Drink With: Lemon herb fritters with goats' cheese

The grapes for this Herringbone Hills Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from a single vineyard situated in the Southern Valleys area within Marlborough, right where the Wairau and Waihopai rivers meet.

The Sauvignon Blanc 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 for Herringbone. Grapes from targeted parcels within the estate were machine harvested in early March. At the winery the Sauvignon Blanc fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and gently pressed off. Settled juice was racked to tank for a long, cool fermentation.

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