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Hawksdrift Sauvignon Blanc

Hawksdrift Sauvignon Blanc


  • RM145.00

The 2012 growing season in Marlborough was challenging for growers. Cooler conditions through flowering meant yields throughout the district were greatly reduced. The cooler conditions continued leading up to harvest and over the harvest period the sun shined and vintage arrived!

The up side of these conditions meant fruit was extremely concentrated (due to the lower yields) and we can now see this concentration in the wine. Sauvignon blanc grapes were harvested late in the season once flavours were fully developed and concentrated. All fruit was selectively hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. After 24 hours, the juice was racked to a mixture of old French oak barrels where a combination of ‘wild’ and aromatic yeasts strains were used to ferment to dryness. The barrels were left on heavy lees for 9-12 months and only selected barrels went through malo-lactic fermentation.

•  18+/20 - Raymond Chan  review

This wine delivers concentrated aromas of ripe citrus and stone fruits. It has a fresh vibrancy which balances well with the richness of the palate. Subtle oak influence increases complexity and the wine finishes with great length and structure. This wine will develop (with intensity) over the next 5 years.

•  Winemaker: David Tyney
•  Harvested: 28th April, 2012
•  Treatment: Fermented and matured in 'old'
   French barriques for 12 months
•  Alcohol: 13.3 % vol
•  Acidity: 7.1 g/L
•  RS: 2.0 g/L
•  pH: 3.44

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