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2021 Caythorpe Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough

New Zealand

Intensely aromatic passionfruit, green apple, kaffir lime with notes of herb and lemon grass. Crisp and refreshing on the palate with concentrated flavors of passionfruit and nectarine with a well-weighted finish.

Winemaker's notes

Estate grown exclusively on “Caythorpe” upon light silt loam, alluvial gravel soils. The 2021 growing season was characterized by an early bud burst, dry summer and settled autumn period with cool nights, ideal for flavor concentration. Two and three cane, vertical shoot positioned vines were carefully managed with early season head shoot thinning, post-fruit set bunch thinning, and a medium level of leaf exposure to deliver fruit with concentrated flavors, yielding 6kg/vine.

Two small batches were carefully isolated in the vineyard based on fruit maturity and concentration. Harvested in the cool evening to preserve flavors, immediately gentle pressed to limit skin contact; 100% fermented in chilled stainless steel to highlight aromatic characteristics; 12 weeks on yeast lees to develop texture.

Details

Vintage2021 RegionMarlborough VarietySauvignon Blanc ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13% Acidity 6.6 pH 3.21

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