Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Library Wine
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.
|85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon
|1996 (grafted 2004)
|Shallow (<45 cm) stony soil, well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type.
10 years if kept at constant temperature under 14 degree Celsius
Food Matching Suggestions+
Well suited to fish dishes, white meats, seafood and cheeses.