Wither Hills

Wither Hills Single Vineyard

Marlborough Rarangi Sauvignon Blanc2013 Wither Hills Single Vineyard Marlborough Rarangi Sauvignon Blanc

The wines of the Wither Hills Single Vineyard range - Rarangi, Benmorven and Taylor River - test the senses and demonstrate the superb synergy between region, vineyard site, variety and the winemaker. These vineyards define our unique sense of place within Marlborough.

Goes great with:

  • Seafood

$2599 RRP 750ml bottle

Accolades:

  • 5 star & top 10, Cuisine Magazine 2014
  • Bronze, The Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015
  • Bronze, NZ International Wine Comp 2014
  • Bronze, NW Wine Awards 2014

Minerality, sea salt and lime are the backbone to this wine. Rarangi presents fresh vibrant aromatics of citrus, lemongrass, guava and subtle coriander characters. The palate shows purity of fruit and a dedication to texture and crunchy acidity, true to site, with a ripe phenolic spine.

Description:

Aromas:
Rarangi presents fresh vibrant aromatics of citrus, lemongrass, guava and subtle coriander characters
Palate:
The palate shows purity of fruit and a dedication to texture and crunchy acidity, true to site, with a ripe phenolic spine.

Food and Wine Match:

.A Sauvignon Blanc well suited to a variety of foods; freshly shucked oysters or pan seared scallops to light Thai dishes infused with coriander and lime zest.

Harvest Notes:

In complete contrast to the 2012 vintage, 2013 saw the region soaked with sunshine and warmth throughout the growing season, after a settled spring, which allowed for fabulous fruit set and healthy growing conditions. As the sunshine continued, ripening progressed at an even rate across the valley floor, so much so that many varieties and sub regions looked to have reached physiological ripeness at once! Two weeks of intense harvesting and work within the winery shed meant that fruit was captured in optimum condition.

Fermentation Notes:

Since the first release of this wine in 2007, we have done very little in the way of manipulative winemaking in the winery. All picking decisions are made by physically walking the rows and tasting the fruit. The wine then undergoes cool tank fermentation, and is left on light lees for six months before being bottled. The wine is bone dry to accentuate the mineral purity of this unique vineyard - its “turangawaewae”, its sense of place.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2013
Variety:
Rarangi Sauvignon Blanc
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
13.5% v/v
pH:
3.17
Residual Sugar:
0 g/l