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''Fantastic bouquet - powerful and precise'' Cameron Douglas MS

2021 The Darling Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough

New Zealand

The first thing you will notice is the intense aroma of this wine with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. The citrus and tropical fruit flavors follow through on the palate, while the wild fermentation in barrel adds great weight and texture to the wine that makes you want to go back for more. This wine will drink well anytime complementing white meats, salads and seafood.

Winemaker's notes

The grapes are sourced from three organic vineyards in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. Picked in March and allocated into different parcels for fermentation, allowing a range of components for blending. Approximately 10% of the blend was taken to barrel for fermentation with wild natural yeast to create texture and body to the wine. Other parcels were fermented with unique yeasts that bring out Marlborough’s classic aromas and add complexity to the wine. All components are kept on yeast lees as long as possible until blending, adding greater flavor and softness to the wine. The grapes and wine are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand.

Details

Vintage2021 RegionMarlborough VarietySauvignon Blanc ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13.5% Acidity 6.8 pH 3.2

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