2018 Nelson Sauvignon Blanc
Wonderful aromas of citrus and gooseberry introduce this
fresh, aromatic, full-bodied wine. The palate is well balanced with succulent gooseberry and passionfruit characters, fine minerality and a long lingering summer grass finish.
The grapes for this wine were grown on the free draining stony loam soils of the Hope Plains.
The Sauvignon Blanc vines on our home vineyard were cropped very lightly and hence contribute wonderful concentration and structure to the wine. Meanwhile the Sauvignon grapes grown on our nearby Sturkenboom and Chisnall vineyards provide exciting arrays of intense aromas and flavours. Each block was harvested individually at its optimum level of ripeness.
In the winery the grapes were handled very gently and underwent cool fermentations in stainless steel tanks using selected yeast strains. Each component was then held separately and matured for six weeks on yeast lees to allow the fruit characters to fully integrate. Then, after careful blending trials, selected tanks were combined to make the Brightwater Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc.