“This single vineyard Sauvignon displays lifted aromas of citrus and passionfruit. It has a well balanced palate with wonderful richness that is bursting with flavours of red currants and gooseberries. The finish has a lovely citrus minerality that lingers on and on.”
This Lord Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is a single vineyard selection grown on the Brightwater alluvial plains.
In the vineyard the vines were carefully trimmed, leaf plucked and then bunch thinned to maximise ripeness and richness. They were cropped very lightly and the grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and flavour.
In the winery the juice was handled very gently and underwent a cool fermentation using a selected yeast strain. The resultant wine was then held in a stainless steel tank and matured for six weeks on yeast lees to allow the fruit characters to fully integrate.
- Silver Medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards