COUNTRY/REGION: New Zealand/Marlborough.
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Intense aromatics of passionfruit, tropical fruit and background fennel notes lead into a flavoursome, succulent palate in this dry styled wine. A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that is fresh, pure and long on the palate reflecting the growing season and our premium vineyard sites.
VINEYARDS: Sourced from premium vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, these sites show a range of soil types from alluvial over a papa pan, silt over gravels and stony gravels. Attention to vine and soil health have contributed to optimum flavour and fruit condition. This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has produced a wine with great purity, concentration and definition.
VINTAGE: Due to a cold and drawn out flowering in spring fruit set was lower than average compared to previous vintages. As a result we saw excellent quality fruit; balanced crop levels ensured the development of open bunches with small and flavourful berries. Once the New Year rolled around Marlborough experienced a summer of the century. Blenheim’s signature high sunshine hours coupled with a dry season saw crops ripen early without any disease pressure. Long and hot days with moderately cool nights provided the perfect environment to ensure physical and flavour ripeness.
WINEMAKING: The Sauvignon Blanc winemaking philosophy at Vidal Estate is to produce wines that reflect where they are from and the season they were grown in, in a style that is balanced, defined and flavoursome. Juice from gently pressed grapes was cool fermented to retain purity, flavour and aromatics. Lees ageing prior to bottling has developed mid-palate weight and texture adding to the wine’s intense fruit characters..
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.