Hans Herzog Estate - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Library Wine

Regular price $191.00 Sale

From the heart of Marlborough but a world apart. Handcrafted in tiny quantities for an incomparable artisan Sauvignon. Untamed, with long skin contact for complexity and texture, natural fermentation in barrel without any additions and many months on the fine lees for its famous silkiness. Dry and explosively rich, the pinnacle of a stately Sauvignon Blanc.

Hans' Winemaking Comments +

The must is pressed and transferred to the 500lt French oak puncheons for an initial fermentation conducted by indigenous yeasts. The young wine then went through a natural secondary malolactic fermentation and was aged in the same barrels for a further 12 months with regular lees stirring. No fining and only lightly filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting Note +

We handpicked this wine from our 14 years old, low yielding vines showing off aromas of crisp honeyed grapefruit and pineapple. A pure, elegant Sauvignon with gorgeous texture and fine acidity for a strong backbone.

Technical Data+
Varieties 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon
Rootstock Riparia Gloire
Vine Planted 1996 (grafted 2004)
Soil Shallow (<45 cm) stony soil, well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type.
Planting Density 5,500 vines/ha
Yield 2.5t/ha
Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar <1g/L
Ageing Potential

10 years if kept at constant temperature under 14 degree Celsius

Bottles Produced 2,500
Food Matching Suggestions+

Well suited to fish dishes, white meats, seafood and cheeses.