BLADEN SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

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VINTAGE

2016

 

 

PRICE

$23.00

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Chris and Dave Macdonald, Nick and Lauren Hunter

 

 

LOCATION

Conders Bend Road and Alma Street Renwick. Marlborough

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 13.0% /vol.

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/L

pH: 3.25

Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/L

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate:

Conditions were very dry early in the season, with average temperatures, clear skies and a high risk of frost.  Warm conditions over flowering in mid-December resulted in good yields.  Decent rain in early and mid-January, allowed for healthy canopies and vigorous growth.  February was hot and dry, followed by warm, dry March; perfect weather for intense flavour development.

 

Soils:

Silty loam over free draining gravels

 

Training:

Standard vertical trellis

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

Light straw with a bright clarity

 

Nose:

This wine has freshly scented gooseberry, grapefruit, nettle and floral notes.

 

Palate:

A medium-bodied wine, the palate has mineral nuances, with grapefruit zest and herbal notes. This wine has finely balanced, zesty acidity and a long clean finish.

 

Cellaring:

This wine is made to be drunk now, but can be cellared for 2-3 year

 

Serve:

Lightly chilled

 

Suggested Foods:

This wine is particularly well suited to seafood dishes, poultry or salads.

 

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WINEMAKING

The grapes were machine harvested in cool morning conditions to minimise the accumulation of any phenolics, and to retain the varietal flavours which Marlborough is renowned for. After light pressing, the clear juice was then racked and fermented at a cool temperature, using selected yeast strains to preserve the fruit’s intense flavours..  Bottling date; 6th September 2016

 

 

WINEMAKERS

Sam Smail and Rowan Langdon

 


 

REVIEWS

 93 points
It is intensively aromatic on the nose displaying passionfruit, nectarine, feijoa and lemongrass characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is filled with delectable flavours. The wine delivers pristine fruit flavours and fine texture, wonderfully structured by refreshing acidity. At its best now to 2019 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

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