WINES 
 

DISTANT LAND HAWKES BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007

        

SEASON
The 2007 growing season started with a warm November and was followed by an extraordinary summer with the Hawkes Bay having a very early ripening period. This resulted in fruit with optimum ripeness and concentration of flavours. Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested in the early morning of April 7th.

VINEYARD
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes came from a single vineyard in the Dartmoor Valley. The soil at the vineyard site is a mixture of free-draining gravels from the old riverbed, and calcareous soils from the surrounding limestone hills and river terraces. The grapes were harvested at peak maturity in April. The fruit coming into the winery was clean and ripe, and most importantly, excellent concentration of aromatics and flavours.

WINEMAKING
After the grapes were gently pressed the juice underwent a cool fermentation using a number of different strains of yeast. We then matured this Sauvignon on its yeast lees to achieve a wine of balanced palette weight, character and interest.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Passion fruit, lime, gooseberries, pears and honeysuckle combine to create a wine of instant appeal with a refreshing acidity.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Serve chilled, great with a wide variety of seafood dishes.


TECHNICAL DETAILS
Winemaker Andy Nicole
Grape Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region Dartmoor Valley, Hawkes Bay
Harvest Date 7 April 2007
Bottling Date September 2007
Alcohol 13.0%
Acidity 6.5 g/l
Residual sugar 3.5 g/l
Oak Nil