Wither Hills

Wither Hills Wairau Valley

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc2014 Wither Hills Wairau Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens & hints of tropical guava on the nose.

Goes great with:

  • Cheese

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Accolades:

  • Double Gold, San Francisco Intl Wine Competition 2015
  • Silver, Marlborough Wine Show 2014
  • Silver, The Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015
  • Bronze, Royal Easter Show 2015
  • Bronze, NZ International Wine Show 2014
  • Bronze, Marlborough Wine Show 2014
  • Bronze, New World Wine Awards 2014

Description:

Food and Wine Match:

A perfect match with plump oysters, green lip mussels, even prosciutto and rock melon. Or simply on the deck with great company and repartee.

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 Sauvignon Blanc 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, especially seen out at the coast at our Rarangi vineyard.

Fermentation Notes:

Our vineyards were harvested at optimum flavor ripeness. 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:
Sauvignon Blanc
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
13%