Beautiful light greenish yellow color. Lively nose with effervescent aromas of lime, kiwi, orange blossom and a fine touch of cantaloupe. Wonderfully fresh and slightly exotic taste. Its intense but soft character ends in a long lasting final. Easy drinking with style.
The pairing with food is endless. Asian prepared seafood, squid, prawns with garlic, green Thai chicken curry, Thai chicken salad, marinated salmon with dill, swordfish, salads with green herbs or fennel, Tabbouleh, asparagus, goat cheese, etc.
The Wairau Plain is protected from cold to the south by the Wither Hills. The temperature is moderated by the cool ocean breeze from Cloudy Bay. This means that the temperatures are warm during the day and cool in the evenings. This gives Marlborough Sauvignon its typical aromatic and lively character.
The grapes come from 6 different vineyards spread across the Wairau plain and the southern valleys. Sandy soils with rocks and clay/lime soils.
The grapes are picked at the end of March and beginning of April. Classic temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. About half a year later is the bottling.