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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012 New Zealand

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Wither Hills lies at the heart of Marlborough’s wine growing region. The winery is named after the imposing Wither Hills ranges, which form a dramatic backdrop to our vineyards which enjoy long sunlight hours, cool nights and are nourished by the waters of the Wairau River.

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region, with around 110 wineries and over 12,000 hectares planted in grapes. The region produces about 79% of the nation’s wine output.

The Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc presents a juicy core of layered fruit entwined with a salty textural acidity and vibrant citrus pith. A moreish dry chalky finish.

Tasting Notes:

Vibrant lime pith, brambly tomato leaf, nettle, clementine citrus and crunchy fresh fennel with underlying notes of gooseberry and tropical guava. The palate presents a juicy core of layered fruit entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus pith with a moreish dry chalky finish which deliver another remarkable Wither Hills ‘Wairau Valley’ Sauvignon Blanc.

Fermentation Notes:

Our vineyards in the Wairau Valley were harvested at optimum flavour ripeness. The fruit from these vineyards was kept separate throughout the wine making process to ensure integrity of the vineyard and to provide the greatest possible number of blending combinations. The fruit was gently pressed, cold settled, racked and cool fermented with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics and flavours. After fermentation the wines remained on light yeast lees to enhance palate feel and structure. The wines were then racked, blended, filtered, and bottled to retain & capture the remarkable freshness of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

75cl bottles, screw cap closure. 13% VOL

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