Wither Hills

Wither Hills Wairau Valley

Marlborough Early Light Sauvignon Blanc 9.5% ABV2014 Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Tropical guava, sweet Meyer lemon, perfumed kaffir lime leaf, and mandarin aromas stimulate the senses with underlying nuances of crunchy fresh garden salad and ripe red capsicum. It is juicy and succulent on the palate with a zingy lime citrus backbone and a refreshingly light sensation.

Goes great with:

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Juicy and succulent on the palate with a zingy lime citrus backbone and a refreshingly light sensation.

Description:

Aromas:
Tropical guava, sweet Meyer lemon, perfumed kaffir lime leaf, and mandarin aromas stimulate the senses with underlying nuances of crunchy fresh garden salad and ripe red capsicum.
Palate:
Juicy and succulent on the palate with a zingy lime citrus backbone and a refreshingly light sensation.

Food and Wine Match:

Gorgeous as an aperitiff but it will transform dishes like pan seared Snapper, roasted vegetable salads and steamed green lip mussels.

Harvest Notes:

Marlborough was sun drenched throughout late spring and summer as the 2014 growing season saw daily temperatures consistently above long term averages, resulting in one of the warmest summers in the last decade. Flowering and fruit set progressed without concern and we knew we were set up for a great harvest. With the warm weather continuing, ripening progressed quickly and harvest commenced earlier than in previous years. In true Marlborough style, flavours showed great intensity early in the season but patience was certainly rewarded with the increase of concentration, complexity and balance as the fruit basked in the Marlborough sunshine.

Fermentation Notes:

Our vineyards were harvested early to capture optimum flavor ripeness while ensuring that less natural sugar was produced to convert into this lower alcohol wine. The fruit from each vineyard was kept separate throughout the wine making process to ensure integrity of each site 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 flavors. 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.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2014
Variety:
Early Light Sauvignon Blanc 9.5% ABV
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
9.5%