2018 Forrest Sauvignon Blanc

Size

Vineyard Sites

This Sauvignon Blanc was drawn from 4 vineyards located around Renwick in the Wairau River Valley. Whilst all have their own characteristics, they share in common the Wairau plains, gravel-rich, free draining and devigourating soil profile. This classical Marlborough terroir is critical in achieving the smaller berries and lower cropping levels needed to produce premium Sauvignon Blanc.

Vinification

The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the morning, cold settled and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on its lees to develop that textural creamy mid-palate, before being blended with a small oak component and bottled ready for summer.

Tasting Notes

Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - all passionfruit, grapefruit, elderflower and flowering blooms on the nose.

To taste, tropical fruits - passionfruit and guava, aromatic herbs -lemon thyme and sage with hints of white flowers. It’s full and generous in the mouth, yet crisp, refreshing and dry with just a hint of salty minerality on the finish.

Analysis at Bottling

pH 3.31 | T.A. 7.40 g/l | RS 8.18 g/l | Alcohol 12.5%

 

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