WINES 
 

DISTANT LAND MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007

            

SEASON
Marlborough experienced a cool period around flowering which naturally reduces yield per vine. This allows the vine to ripen grapes earlier and with more concentration of flavour and aroma. Marlborough then enjoyed a relatively warm, dry summer and a classic autumn, with warm days and cool nights helping preserve the aromas and flavour being produced.

VINEYARD
Parcels of ripe fruit were selected from two different vineyards in the Rapaura and Renwick regions. Both feature river-bed stony soils, accentuating the free-draining of water and reflection of sun onto the berries. Our Rapaura vineyard was harvested on the 12th and 13th of April and the Renwick on the 14th of April. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep the fruit cool, minimising oxidation of aromatics and flavours.

WINEMAKING
The juice was fermented using a number of selected yeast strains and at a range of temperatures, to enable us to capture a spectrum of flavour and aroma profiles. We then matured this Sauvignon on its yeast lees before selecting the best tanks to blend together to achieve a wine of balanced palette weight, character and interest.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
The nose features sweet passionfruit, guava, gooseberries and fig, mingling with herbaceous tomato stalk. The palate is rich and smooth, bursting of sweet, luscious, whitefleshed fruits and finishing with a lingering crisp acidity.

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


TECHNICAL DETAILS
Winemaker Andy Nicole
Grape Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region Rapaura and Renwick, Marlborough
Harvest Date 12th, 13th, 14th April 2007
Bottling Date September 2007
Alcohol 13.5%
Acidity 6.7 g/l
Residual sugar 5.0 g/l
Oak Nil