|Vintage 2020||Production - 4479 bottles|
|Vine Age||10 - 16 years|
|Vineyards||Hillview Vineyard, Martinborough.|
|Elevage||233 days in Neutral Oak|
|Skin contact||7 - 14 days|
|Composition||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
This wine represents the latest exploration into the
influence of skin contact on Sauvignon Blanc from
our west facing Hillside block.
What we've discovered is that we find more textural
density and aromas gravitating toward tropical fruit
like papaya and peppercorn with modest maceration
times. This wine relies on ripe skins, seeds and acids.
The aging on yeast lees in smaller format wood
assists with suppleness, as does the essential work
of lactic bacteria to further soften the wines steely
Enjoy from here to eternity!