Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given during the growing season produce some of the world’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc wines. The wines tend to be beautifully structured, with lighter aromatics than expected off the heavier clay soils of the lower Wairau plains.
VITICULTURE A great start to spring with hot dry temperatures led to favourable flowering conditions. The fine weather continued through until harvest. Despite the rain at the end of harvest the fruit was picked at optimum ripening and quality to produce this stunning 2014 Sauvignon Blanc.
VINIFICATION The grapes are machine harvested and immediately pressed. The juice is maintained at cool temperatures to ensure the aromatics are not lost. Cleared juice is then fermented to dryness at cool temperatures with specifically selected yeasts. The best wine tanks were blended and finished for bottling.
DESCRIPTION Fresh citrus and nettles with hints of passionfruit on the nose. The citrus and passionfruit follows through to the palate with hints of dried herbs. The wine is perfectly balanced with lovely texture and an appealing finish.
SERVING SUGGESTION Try sitting at the water’s edge on a thick blanket with some crispy fresh fish and chips, your best wine glasses, and a bottle of this sensational wine – ensuring of course that there is no liquor ban!